Officials consider Golden Gate Bridge toll increase

February 24, 2014 3:07:23 PM PST
It may soon cost more to cross the Golden Gate Bridge.

On Monday, bridge officials recommended raising tolls as a way of closing a $142 million deficit.

The proposal calls for charging people who don't have Fas Trak to pay $7 starting in April and then raising their tolls by a quarter every year until the toll reaches $8 in 2018.

Fas Trak drivers would pay $6 and then the toll would go up to $7 in 2018. Right now, they pay $5.

The bridge's financial committee will consider the plan on Thursday.

If approved, the entire board will vote on toll increase Friday.