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.
When tolls went up on state run bridges last summer, truckers were exempted, but that will change soon – in a big way.
Fares on Golden Gate buses and ferries may go up, and free parking could disappear at the bridge district’s Larkspur lot, because of a budget shortfall.
Two of the three biggest cities in the Bay Area have surprisingly never had a voice on the regional panel that sets priorities for road projects and determines tolls on bridges. However, that is about to change.
Charging fees to drive in the city sends a bad message to the rest of the Bay Area that will ultimately hurt the city’s economy, Mayor Gavin Newsom Wednesday.
San Francisco has ditched a plan to charge commuters as much as $6 to cross the city’s southern border.
A border war is brewing that threatens to make the trip between San Francisco and San Mateo County very expensive.
San Mateo County officials are urging San Francisco transportation leaders to scrap a plan that would charge commuters to enter or exit the city along its southern border.