With all-electronic tolling looming next year, the Golden Gate Bridge District is set to upgrade its existing equipment to handle the new traffic. Read More
Chronic toll evaders in the Bay Area, who cost the region millions in revenue, could soon face the threat of having their cars seized by authorities for their repeated indiscretions. Read More
Since a new toll was implemented July 1, the number of carpoolers crossing the Bay Bridge continues to stay below previous levels, but commute times are improving and the regional agency in charge of the span is realizing greater revenues.On July 1, the Metropolitan Transportation Commission, which oversees operations on seven local bridges (all except the Golden Gate Bridge), implemented a $2.50 toll for carpoolers, whom previously passed for free on the spans. Read More
A proposal to charge motorists a $3 fee for entering and leaving the southern border of San Francisco has drawn the ire of lawmakers on the Peninsula, who have threatened state legislation and imposing their own tolls if The City moves forward with the measure. Read More
The Golden Gate Bridge, Highway and Transportation District is holding the second of three open house informational meetings Tuesday evening to gather public input about proposed bus service reductions on commute routes and increased toll rates on the Golden Gate Bridge.
The open house is between 4 and 7 p.m. at the Sonoma-Marin Fairgrounds in Petaluma. Read More
Ever had to scrounge frantically for loose change in your car seat or plead with your friend for an extra dollar to pay the toll at the Golden Gate Bridge toll plaza? How about waiting impatiently behind a car while a driver gets $14 handed back in change?
Those discouraging scenarios could soon be history, if a cash-saving proposal to transition the Golden Gate Bridge into an all-electronic tolling system is carried out. Read More
While the Bay Bridge has made all sorts of headlines during the past few days, motorists and commuters will get a chance to sound off on an entirely different story next Wednesday—a proposal to raise tolls on the span. Read More
The contentious dispute between San Francisco and Marin counties over who pays for rebuilding the worn-out Doyle Drive southern connection to the Golden Gate Bridge seems to have reached a new compromise. While that is better than continuing the ongoing standoff, so many details of the latest plan remain unresolved that it is difficult to judge the ultimate workability and fairness. Read More
A controversial plan to charge drivers an extra fee for crossing the Golden Gate Bridge during busy travel times may be shelved by bridge officials — but county transportation officials say they’re still looking for ways to require some sort of surcharge for bridge users that would help pay for seismic upgrades to the southern approach to the bridge. Read More