All-electronic tolling to start in late March on Golden Gate Bridge Comments on Stories, posted by Editor, Pleasanton Weekly Online, on Feb 21, 2013 at 12:18 pm
With the Golden Gate Bridge moving to all-electronic tolling by the end of March, bridge officials Wednesday began handing out informational guides to drivers paying cash at the toll plaza to notify them of the change.
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Posted by Tennessee Jed, a resident of the Jensen Tract neighborhood, on Feb 21, 2013 at 12:48 pm
I visited the ggb website and looked for the out-of-state or no plate vehicle toll payment options, and discovered there are several ways to pay the tolls, either before or after the crossing. Boy! I bet we will see 100% collection compliance with that system. Who thinks-up this nonsense?
Posted by mg, a resident of the Gatewood neighborhood, on Feb 21, 2013 at 3:38 pm
Let's see-- $16 million saved over 8 years, say $2 million a year divided by 15 toll takers (nearly half of 28 will be reassigned) equates to $133,333/year(including benefits per toll taker... A good target job to cut costs. But, the next question, as mentioned above, is what about the out of state tourist, rent a car local, or other non payer? Is that included in the $16 million saved?? I doubt it. Just another "save money in theory, not in reality" edict. Heck, how else do you design a plane while it's flying?