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Toll Plaza

Cars pass through the Golden Gate Bridge toll plaza. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Golden Gate Bridge Toll Could Hit $8 By 2018

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.

11/15/2013

Traffic passes through the toll plaza of the San Francisco Bay Bridge November 2, 2009 in San Francisco, California. The San Francisco Bay Bridge reopened this morning after being closed for six days to undergo emergency repairs of cross beams and rods that broke and fell into traffic damaging three vehicles. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

New FasTrak-Only Lane Being Added At Bay Bridge Toll Plaza

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.

08/21/2013

A big rig is wedged into a too narrow lane at the Golden Gate Bridge toll plaza, July 2, 2013. (Golden Gate Bridge, Highway and Transportation District )

Big Rig Crashes Into Wrong Lane At Golden Gate Bridge Toll Plaza

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.

07/02/2013

Cars pass through the Golden Gate Bridge toll plaza. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Toll Collectors Working Final Day On Golden Gate Bridge

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.

03/26/2013

Cars pass through the Golden Gate Bridge toll plaza. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Target Date Set for Golden Gate Bridge Electronic Toll Switch

Officials at the Golden Gate Bridge say they have targeted March 27, 2013 as the date they hope to switch exclusively to electronic tolls.

02/08/2013

(L-R) Robert Larry White, Christopher Lee Miller, David Joseph Morales (Solano County Sheriff's Office)

3 Arrested In String Of Robberies At Carquinez Bridge Toll Plaza

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.

12/06/2012

Nathan Burris

Toll Plaza Killer Claims Other Crimes, Tells Jury To ‘Flip Coin’ On Death Penalty

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.

11/14/2012

Water flows toward the Richmond-San Rafael Bridge from San Pablo Bay (CBS)

Richmond Toll Plaza Shooting Defendant Says Victims Deserved To Be ‘Put To Death’

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.

11/01/2012

Approaching Toll Plaza

Bay Bridge Carpoolers Face Surprise On Commute

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.

04/18/2012

Water flows toward the Richmond-San Rafael Bridge from San Pablo Bay (CBS)

Death Penalty Sought In Richmond Toll Plaza Killings

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.

03/02/2012

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