Construction on the $74 million project is expected to begin next year, and the new commuter lane and bike and pedestrian path could be in place by late-2017.
Each day, thousands of commuters cross over the Bay Area’s toll bridges. A KPIX 5 investigation found not everyone is paying, and the system keeping track of violations has flaws.
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.
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.
All that extra money that was supposed to roll into California state coffers when Bay Area bridge tolls went up may get eaten up by a credit swap gone bad.
Starting in November 2012, paying a toll taker on the Golden Gate Bridge will be a thing of the past. In this Good Question: How will all-electronic tolls work on the Golden Gate Bridge?
The Golden Gate Bridge District approved a proposal Friday to collect tolls electronically only on the bridge starting in September 2012.
Bay Area transportation agencies anticipated that toll increases that went into effect Thursday morning on seven of the region’s bridges would alter commuters’ driving habits, or prompt a move toward public transit options, but drivers […]
Bay Area bridge toll hikes on Thursday could lead to a morning commuter hassle in San Francisco. Toll changes will affect all motorists, including those who carpool.
Tolls on Bay Area bridges have increased today.