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Golden Gate Bridge tolls raised by 25 cents Wednesday

Fee hike will help offset 5-year budget deficit, bridge district says

Toll rates at the Golden Gate Bridge were raised by 25 cents Wednesday morning.

The toll hike affects FasTrak and Pay-by-Plate rates for two-axle vehicles and the carpool rate.

The Golden Gate Bridge Highway & Transportation District board of directors approved the hike in February 2014 as part of a multi-year program to increase tolls. The hike will help offset a five-year

budget deficit.

Keith Burbank, Bay City News

— Bay City News Service

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Posted by Linda
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Jun 30, 2015 at 1:52 pm

Please tell me why the Golden Gate needs more money. They have millions of cars going over that bridge a day and they don't have enough money? That is just B S. Nothing like linning someone's pockets.


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Posted by Michael Austin
a resident of Pleasanton Meadows
on Jun 30, 2015 at 2:22 pm

Michael Austin is a registered user.

Linda,

The planned fast track rate increase is $00.25 every year over the next several years. The option remains on the table to double that rate.

The planned plate rate increase is yet more money.


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Posted by Map
a resident of Del Prado
on Jun 30, 2015 at 3:04 pm

Instead of calling it the Golden Gate Bridge they should call it the "golden goose bridge". They are going to milk us for every dollar they can get. What happened to "as soon as the bridge is paid for the tolls will go away" ???? What a bunch of SUCKERS are we. Are highways are terrible, our bridges keep falling apart, maybe it's time to fire from the top down at cal-trans??


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