Public hearing on toll increases slated for next Tuesday in San Mateo

Last week, motorists from the East Bay got a chance to sound off, and now Peninsula residents will have an opportunity to air their grievances about a proposed toll increase to Bay Area bridges.

On November 17, regional transportation officials will meet with San Mateo County residents for the second of three public hearings (the first was in Oakland) regarding plans to raise tolls on seven Bay Area bridges (not including the Golden Gate).

A month ago, the Bay Area Toll Authority, which monitors operations on the region’s bridges, unveiled a series of proposals for toll spikes, including a congestion-based increase that could end up charging motorists $6 to cross the Bay Bridge during peak travel times. The authority said the increases are necessary to pay for much-needed seismic upgrades to the regional bridge system.

The public hearing next Tuesday will take place at the San Mateo City Hall at 6:30 p.m.

 

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