Bay Area bridge toll increases approved by transportation leaders

SAN FRANCISCO (KGO) -- Transportation leaders officially approved a plan Wednesday to charge you more for crossing Bay Area bridges.

Tolls will go up $1 on every bridge except the Golden Gate Bridge starting January 1.

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So the toll for a regular vehicle during peak hours will go from $6 to $7.

It's the result of Measure 3, which voters approved in June.

But two lawsuits are challenging the results.

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Opponents say it required a two-thirds vote to pass which it didn't get.

The money from the toll hike will be put into escrow until the lawsuit is resolved.
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