Golden Gate Bridge may have to increase toll prices

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Tuesday, November 10, 2020
Golden Gate Bridge may have to increase toll prices
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The Golden Gate Bridge is running out of federal emergency funds, which will lead to a toll increase and/or major layoffs.

SAN FRANCISCO (KGO) -- The price to cross the Golden Gate Bridge may be going up.

The bridge-operating agency will run out of the federal emergency funds it's been using to pay its employees at the end of the month. So layoffs could be coming, too.

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The agency either needs to cut a quarter of its employee positions or raise tolls, as it's facing a $48 million deficit from the pandemic.

Car traffic, bus and ferry ridership are all down. As a result of these factors, the price to cross the Golden Gate Bridge may be going up.