Charles McGlashan, a four-year member of the Golden Gate Bridge District’s board of directors, passed away on Sunday, the second time this month that a local transit agency has had to deal with a tragic loss of one of their members.According to a posting on the bridge district’s website, McGlashan suffered a heart attack in Lake Tahoe on Sunday. He was 49. Read More
A couple of private airport shuttle companies in the North Bay could escape some of the cost increases of the latest toll hike on the Golden Gate Bridge.Last July, the bridge district approved a series of toll increases, including a tiered rate that is set to charge big-rig vehicles more cash for each axle they possess (this part of the toll hike plan is set to take effect July 1 of this year). Read More
Golden Gate Ferry passengers travelling between San Francisco and Larkspur will notice some scheduling changes on Tuesday.Nearly half of the agency’s 41 daily trips between the two sites will be tweaked, including the elimination of three routes and the consolidation of two others. The alterations will only be temporary, as the district plans on restoring full service by April 1 for the busier summer season. Read More
By the end of next year, toll collectors on the Golden Gate Bridge will be a thing of the past.After delaying a vote for two weeks, the bridge district’s Finance Committee voted in favor of a proposal to transition the iconic span into all-electronic tolling. By eliminating its 32 toll-collectors, the bridge district, which is facing a five-year shortfall of $89 million, will save $16 million over the next 10 years. Read More
The Golden Gate Bridge District named its new general manager on Friday, a veteran in the transportation industry who has been the chief engineer on the historic span since 2001.
Denis Mulligan will replace Celia Kupersmith, who announced her intentions to step down from the bridge district’s top post in June. Read More
While $5 million was recently pledged to help design the Golden Gate Bridge’s suicide deterrent system, the bridge district still needs to formally accept the money.
Next Friday, the district’s Board of Directors will officially complete the transaction. Read More