Bay Area bridges go all-electronic with toll collection

SAN FRANCISCO (KGO) -- The new year meant the official start of an all-electronic toll collection for Bay Area bridges, including the Bay Bridge, according to the Bay Area Toll Authority.

Drivers will need to have a FasTrak or a license plate account when they go through toll booths on the Antioch, Benicia-Martinez, Carquinez, Dumbarton, Richmond-San Rafael, Bay Bridge and San Mateo-Hayward bridges.

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The Golden Gate Bridge, which is not owned by the Bay Area Toll Authority, went all-electronic with its toll collection in 2013.

Vehicles that do not have a Fastrak or license plate account will receive a monthly invoice.

There is no toll increase this year, but there will be a one dollar hike starting on January 1, 2022.

Drivers have not seen a toll taker at a bridge since March when they were all sent home because of the COVID-19 pandemic.
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