Golden Gate Bridge tolls could go all-digital

Vehicles drive in front of a line of toll booths after crossing the Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco, Tuesday, May 21, 2002. (AP Photo/Paul Sakuma)

December 28, 2009 10:20:31 AM PST
The Golden Gate Bridge could be cash-free by the year 2012.

Officials are proposing an all-electronic toll system as a way to save approximately $2 million in personnel costs. Under the plan, drivers would have to use Fast-Trak or pay a bill later. A camera would snap pictures of license plates and send bills to drivers' home addresses.

Officials say 35 toll workers would be let go if the digital transition is made.