Proposal to raise Bay Area bridge tolls

November 4, 2009 12:44:14 PM PST
Bay Area toll authorities will discuss a proposal on Wednesday to raise tolls on the seven state-owned bridges in the Bay Area.

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That includes all local bridges, except the Golden Gate Bridge, which is run independently.

The Toll Authority says the increase is needed to help pay for seismic retrofitting on the Dumbarton and Antioch bridges.

One plan under consideration would have carpoolers paying at least a portion of the toll.

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