The Golden Gate Bridge, Highway and Transportation District’s board of directors considered plans Friday that could possibly raise tolls as high as $8 by 2018 to make up a projected budget shortfall.
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.
The driver of a big-rig that became stuck in a narrow lane at the Golden Gate Bridge’s toll plaza Tuesday morning said traffic prevented him from getting to the wider lanes to his right, a California Highway Patrol officer said.
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.
Officials at the Golden Gate Bridge say they have targeted March 27, 2013 as the date they hope to switch exclusively to electronic tolls.
Three men were arrested this week in connection with a string of robberies at the Carquinez Bridge toll plaza, California Highway Patrol officials announced Thursday morning.
Nathan Burris told a Contra Costa County jury Wednesday that they should “flip a coin” to decide whether to sentence him to death for killing his former girlfriend and her friend on the Richmond-San Rafael Bridge on Aug. 11, 2009.
Nathan Burris told a jury in Martinez today that he has no regrets about murdering his ex-girlfriend and her friend at the Richmond-San Rafael Bridge toll plaza on Aug. 11, 2009, and said he still feels hatred for the victims.
Carpool drivers have faced a longer than expected commute on the Bay Bridge this week because of a problem with the metering lights on the span.
Contra Costa County prosecutors will be seeking the death penalty against a Richmond man charged with fatally shooting a Richmond-San Rafael Bridge toll taker and her friend.