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.
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.