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It Now Costs You $1 More to Cross Golden Gate Bridge With New Toll Rates In Effect

The Golden Gate Bridge, Highway and Transportation District's board of directors approved the toll hike on Feb. 28 as the district faces a $142 million deficit over the next five years.

By Bay City News Service 

Motorists will pay one more dollar to drive across the Golden Gate Bridge as new toll rates go into effect Monday. 

The Golden Gate Bridge, Highway and Transportation District's board of directors approved the toll hike on Feb. 28 as the district faces a $142 million deficit over the next five years. 

The FasTrak rate will go up from $5 to $6 and the pay-by-plate rate will increase from $6 to $7. 

The carpool rate, which requires FasTrak, will go up from $3 to $4. 

Tolls will gradually rise by 25 cents in July 2015, 2016, 2017 and 2018. 

By July 2018, the FasTrak rate will be $7 and pay-by-plate rate will be $8. 

The toll hikes are estimated to raise $138 million for the district over the next five years.


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craig thomas April 08, 2014 at 11:02 AM
Bicyclists need to pay fare share for tolls one dollar now
Jay Conner April 08, 2014 at 01:18 PM
And walkers too. And viewers. Anybody who even looks at the bridge should pay SOMETHING ! We've got this Golden Goose Bridge, let's take advantage...
Michael April 08, 2014 at 05:00 PM
No! we already pay out the nose in current taxes of all kinds (the people who pay taxes that is to support those who don't pay taxes). There should be no toll on this or any other bridge. ZERO$ So why is there a GGB toll? Why does there continue to be a separate GGB Authority flush with high paid directors and lots and lots of overhead? Out of control this is.
Kim April 08, 2014 at 05:13 PM
Bicyclists & tourists use the bridge also and they should have to pay at least $1-2. To me, that is just common sense. Something that seems to be lacking around these parts.

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