Committee Votes To Raise Tolls On Bay Area Bridges

By Admin on February 1, 2018
Bay Area Bridges (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)
(Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

How’s $9 to cross the Bay Bridge sound? Apparently it sounded good to committee members, who votes to move the increase forward. The proposal has increases of $1 over six years for Bay Area bridges.

According to KCRA, there would be a $1 hike in 2019, 2022 and 2025, if voters in the nine Bay Area counties vote yes in June. The increase would raise over $4 Billion dollars over 30 years. Apparently the money would go to public transportation and roadway improvements.

While the Bay Bridge would be $9 to cross, other Bay Area bridges would be $8. The Golden Gate Bridge is excluded from the increase. Also, commuters who cross two bridges get half off the second toll with a FasTrak pass.

So, extra money is great. But, it could add up for people who commute a lot.

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