Golden Gate Bridge. ferry, transit fares increased

Bridge tolls now $6.50 for FasTrak cars, $4.50 for carpool vehicles

Most tolls on the Golden Gate Bridge have been raised by 25 cents.

Bridge district officials said fares on Golden Gate Transit buses and Golden Gate Ferry service also were raised effective July 1 by 4%.

Golden Gate Bridge, Highway and

Transportation District spokeswoman Priya Clemens said the FasTrak toll on the bridge has increased to $6.50 for two-axle vehicles, $7.50 for Pay-by-Plate and to $4.50 for carpool vehicles.

The one-way adult fare for the Larkspur Ferry was raised 50 cents to $11 and to $11.75 one-way on the Sausalito Ferry.

One-way Clipper fares on the ferries was increased 25 cents to $7.25 on the Larkspur and $6.25 on the Sausalito ferries.

The one-way fare for youths 5-18, seniors 65 and up and for disabled riders increased 25 cents to $5.50 on the Larkspur Ferry and to

$5.75 on the Sausalito Ferry. Children ages 4 and under ride free, but there

is a two-child limit per fare-paying adult.

The toll increase will help balance a projected five-year deficit of $33 million, Clemens said.

James Lanaras, Bay City News

— Bay City News Service

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