Will Carpools Be Tolled in San Francisco?

The Bay Area Toll Authority is recommending carpools on the Bay Bridge be tolled, along with several other changes like different rates for off-peak hours and a steep increase on truck tolls.

TollRoadsNews reports that "Carpools (3 or more occupants on five bridges, 2 or more on two bridges) which presently go toll-free in the Bay Area would pay half the base toll rate or $2.50. This rate would also apply to motorbikes and hybrid vehicles. They would be required to open an electronic toll account and get a FasTrak transponder or they would be due to full car rates."

Full Story: Bay Area committee recommends peak/off-peak tolls at Bay Bridge, new toll on carpools to raise $160m/yr on $475m

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