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Tolls could rise another $1 on Bay Area bridges to pay for more seismic retrofits

Original post made on Oct 20, 2009

The possibility of increasing tolls by $1 on all seven state-owned bridges in the Bay Area next July and an end to a free ride for carpoolers will be discussed at a transportation committee meeting today.

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Posted by How do you tell if a politician is lying?
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Oct 20, 2009 at 11:19 am

When his lips are moving!

These are the same bridges that were supposed to be free, once they were paid for by the tolls.
Now the money goes for all kinds of other things, including ferries, buses, and general bureaucracy.
Sure seems like one advantage of encouraging carpooling by offering free tolls, was it would speed up traffic.


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