Keep Your Cash: Golden Gate Bridge Tolls Go All Electronic Wednesday

photoSAN FRANCISCO (LA Times) — Keep your wallet in your pocket.

At least when you’re crossing the Golden Gate Bridge into the City That Knows How. Starting Wednesday morning, the humans will be gone from the iconic structure’s toll booths, the windows will be covered and all-electronic tolling will go live.

Regular bridge crossers are advised to open a FasTrak account, which can be done online at www.bayareafastrak.org. Motorists using the system’s dashboard transponders get discounted toll rates ($5 instead of the usual $6).

The Golden Gate Bridge, Highway and Transportation District figures that about 70% of all vehicles crossing the bridge already use FasTrak accounts, which are good on all Bay Area bridges and express lanes.

 

Read more at LATimes.com.

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3 comments

  • Phedra

    Interesting. What happens if a person doesn't have a FasTrak account or a transponder? I mean, visitors to the city – how do they pay? Is there a machine that takes bills? Won't this be pretty confusing for out of towners?

  • sacnewsnet

    After searching around the FasTrak web site, apparently if you don't have an account or transponder they take a picture of your license plate and mail a bill to the registered owner of the vehicle.