Workers on the span have begun to test the new all-electronic tolling system Wednesday morning, in hopes of fully implementing it by late March.
KCBS, CBS 5 and Chronicle Insider Phil Matier said transportation officials throughout the Bay Area will be closely monitoring the new electronic tolling system.
Drivers using the Golden Gate Bridge will see the anticipated major change from human toll-takers to an all-electronic toll system beginning early next year.
Drivers who use the Golden Gate Bridge will experience a major change early next year, when human toll takers will be replaced by electronic tolling.
Bay Area residents are likely facing a new round of bridge toll hikes and taxes to pay for the High Speed Rail tunnel connecting the Caltrain station at 4th and King streets in San Francisco to the new Transbay Terminal.
Solo drivers passing through one of Milpitas’ most congested areas will now have the option of breezing through an express lane, but it will cost them.
Toll takers could be eliminated by this time next year.
Starting Friday, five-axle big-rigs will pay $18 — up from $11.25 — to cross the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge and the Antioch, Benicia, Carquinez, Richmond-San Rafael, San Mateo and Dumbarton bridges. A year from now, the toll for those trucks will rise to $25.
The Bay Area Toll Authority is planning to install cameras on a stretch of Interstate 680 in the East Bay in an effort to catch drivers who are illegally using the carpool lane.
When tolls went up on state run bridges last summer, truckers were exempted, but that will change soon – in a big way.