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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 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.