SAN FRANCISCO (CBS SF) – Drivers traveling to and from Treasure Island will eventually be forced to pay toll in both directions, San Francisco city officials announced.
The toll is expected to take effect in 2021, when new housing units are expected to be complete.READ MORE: Monterey Bay Tour Boats Encountering 'Friendly Whales' That Like to Socialize
Tolls are expected to be as high as $3.50 on peak weekday hours. Meanwhile, drivers heading to the island from the East Bay would get a discount, since they are already paying a toll to get on the Bay Bridge.READ MORE: Glide Church Co-Founder, Poet and San Francisco Activist Janice Mirikitani Dies at Age 80
Money from the tolls would go toward a new ferry service linking the island to San Francisco.MORE NEWS: PG&E to Face Criminal Charges Over Deadly Zogg Fire in Shasta County
Thousands of homes are being planned for Treasure Island in the coming years, as well as retail and hotels.