The Golden Gate Bridge District is grappling with a ballooning deficit. Because of a series of major capital projects, it is facing a shortfall of $140 million over the next five years.
Ahead of the five-day San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge closure next week, several lanes at the span’s toll plaza in Oakland are closed this weekend to make way for more FasTrak access.
Drivers approaching the Bay Bridge from Interstate 880 or West Grand Avenue and who use FasTrak to pay for tolls will be detoured this weekend, as Caltrans and the Bay Area Toll Authority add a new FasTrak lane on the span.
Tourists visiting San Francisco like to rent cars and head to the Golden Bridge overlook in Marin County so they can snap photos of the themselves with the iconic landmark in the background as a lasting reminder of their trip. But many are receiving another reminder when they come home, a bill for the toll.
It’s been just over three months since the Golden Gate Bridge laid off toll takers and switched to an all-electronic system. While bridge officials made the move to save money, one motorcyclist may have found a flaw in the system.
Drivers approaching the majestic Golden Gate Bridge will experience something new for the first time in 76 years: no human toll collectors.
The historic Golden Gate Bridge will take a more modern approach to collecting tolls when it becomes the first California span to replace all human toll takers with an automated system Wednesday.
Road Crews will prepare the Golden Gate Bridge this weekend for the switch to the all-electronic tolls going into effect on Wednesday. There will be many changes that commuters will have to adjust to.
Transportation planners are moving forward on the first phase of a major regional project to create a network of express lanes along Bay Area highways.
Officials at the Golden Gate Bridge say they have targeted March 27, 2013 as the date they hope to switch exclusively to electronic tolls.