FasTrak sales soared before toll increase

July 15, 2010 8:35:52 AM PDT
Fastrak sales soared during the week before bridge tolls went up on July 1.

The San Francisco Examiner says more than 11,000 new accounts were opened that week.

That's four times more than opened during the first week in May. Bay Area transportation officials say a promotional campaign helped boost Fastrak sales. Drivers received as much as $10 off.

Officials say it's still too soon to tell if those extra Fastrak sales will noticeably reduce traffic congestion on the Bay Bridge.