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Tolls presently vary from $5 to $7, based on the time of day, and could be $6 at all times during the COVID-19 emergency.
The Golden Gate Bridge already had adopted all-electronic tolling back in 2013.Beginning at midnight, all toll booths will be unstaffed. Bay Bridge toll booth on Wednesday, October 11, 2017, in San Francisco, Calif.Cameras mounted above toll lanes on the Bay Bridge and other bridges record license plates of passing cars.San Francisco-Oakland Bay bridge Toll Plaza had little traffic in the evening on March 19, 2020 in San Francisco, Calif. Toll bridge patrons who normally stop at a toll booth to pay cash should continue through the toll plaza without stopping.Caltrans said the automated, high-speed cameras already at the toll plazas will capture images of customers’ license plates and the FasTrak customer service center will process the images and then mail a toll notice to the address at which the vehicle is registered with the state Department of Motor Vehicles.Officials said although the notices would include a heading that reads “Toll Violation Notice,” these transactions will not be considered violations and the amount due on each notice will be for the toll amount only.The customer service center will waive all toll violation penalties during the period in which cash toll collection is suspended, and also will suspend the escalation of penalties for previous unpaid toll crossings.Patrons who normally use a FasTrak toll tag or license plate account for toll collection will see no difference in their statements.By viewing our video content, you are accepting the terms of our
Coronavirus Pandemic: Newsom Orders Toll-Takers Pulled From Bay Area Bridges March 20, 2020 at 11:05 am Filed Under: Caltrans , Coronavirus , Gov. “But when all is said and done, it comes to about $4 million a month in unpaid tolls. They then get a bill in the mail for the $6 toll.So far, however, only about 65% of those bills have been paid within the allotted 30 days.“The number of unpaid tolls goes up and down as more bills go out and others are paid late,” Rentschler said. Q: My son just got his driver’s permit and I … Cash is not being collected at Bay Area state bridges as of 3/21/20. Gavin Newsom has ordered the temporary suspension of cash toll collection at the San Francisco Bay Area’s seven state-owned bridges in order to minimize the risk of exposure to the coronavirus.Toll takers will no longer be stationed at the Antioch, Benicia-Martinez, Carquinez, Dumbarton, Richmond-San Rafael, San Francisco-Oakland Bay or San Mateo-Hayward bridges. As well, our plan to go fully cashless got speeded up, so a soft approach is warranted.”Total bridge toll revenues are down about $120 million dollars since mid-March. Call 415-777-8815, or email Whether writing about politics or personalities, Phil Matier has informed and entertained readers for more than two decades about the always fascinating Bay Area and beyond. Toll collection will be automated at the Bay Bridge (US 50/301). And every month the total gets larger.”According to Toll Authority records, between March 21 and May 31, 43% of the errant drivers had yet to pay what they owed on between one and five tolls.Drivers who owed on between 10 and 20 crossings represented 31% of those in arrears.Drivers who owed on between 21 and 50 crossings made up 19% of the violators.And drivers who owed on more than 50 crossings made up 7% of the scofflaws.“Much of the problem is being driven by a few bad actors,” Rentschler said.In pre-pandemic times, drivers who evaded tolls on bridges would first get a warning, then a late fee of $25, which would rise to $70 if left unpaid.If they still refused to pay, the Toll Authority would put a hold on the offending vehicle’s re-registration until the tolls were paid. FASTRAK® RESPONSE TO COVID-19 HOW TO PAY YOUR TOLL. The Toll Authority still has the option of adding late charges or issuing a registration hold, but for now, if an owner tosses the bill in the trash, that’s pretty much it.“At some point we are going to have to do those things, but right now we are hoping the softer message and no threats will be sufficient,” Rentschler said. In order to qualify for the carpool rate, you must meet the carpool occupancy requirements, use designated carpool lanes and pay the toll with FasTrak. You can use FasTrak to pay your toll. SAN FRANCISCO (CBS SF) — California Gov. The governor’s order instantly forced the Antioch, Carquinez, Benicia, Dumbarton, Richmond-San Rafael, San Mateo and Bay bridges to go cashless, a move that was already planned but not supposed to happen for another few years.For the 70% of commuters who were already using the electronic FasTrak system, there was no change. For more information about FasTrak®, go to www.511.org or call the FasTrak® Customer Service Center at 877-BAY-TOLL (877-229-8655). This is to protect toll-paying customers and toll collectors from the risk of exposure to the coronavirus during the current public health emergency. Matier can be seen on the KGO-TV morning and evening news and can also be heard on KCBS radio Monday through Friday at 7:50 a.m. and 5:50 p.m. Got a tip?