The Metropolitan Transportation Commission is expected to ask today for an additional $32 million in bridge toll funds for its controversial headquarters relocation project. Read More
With their free rides now gone, carpoolers are becoming a rarer sight on the Bay Bridge.
The number of trips made by carpooling vehicles has shrunk by 26 percent since a $2.50 toll was introduced on the Bay Bridge in 2010, ending the longtime policy that allowed cars with three or more passengers to cross for free.
Click on the photo at right to see changes in traffic since the toll was introduced. Read More
The fate of the Golden Gate Bridge’s toll collectors will remain unknown for two more weeks.The Golden Gate Bridge District, which is facing a five-year shortfall of $89 million, has proposed eliminating its toll-collection staff in favor of an all-electronic system, a development that will save the agency $16 million over 10 years. Read More
Car poolers, motorcyclists and airport shuttles that currently cross the Golden Gate Bridge for free could soon be charged $3 in a move that will generate $2 million a year for the cash-strapped transit district. Read More
A proposal for toll increases on seven Bay Area bridges is now one step away from being finalized.
The plan — which calls for a $1 toll hike on six state-owned bridges in the area, a $2 increase on the Bay Bridge during peak commute times and a $2.50 surcharge for carpoolers — was approved by the Bay Area Toll Authority’s Oversight Committee on Tuesday. Final approval is expected by the full board Jan. 27. The toll would go into effect July 1. Read More
Car poolers who cruise for free across the Bay Bridge will likely be forced to pay $2.50 to cross the span as early as July.
The increase in price is one of the several toll hikes recommended by area transportation authorities for all state-owned bridges in the region. Read More