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.
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.