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New bill would temporarily increase Bay Area bridge tolls for public transit funding

Original post made on Jun 28, 2023

Public transportation advocates and Bay Area lawmakers are pushing for a new bridge toll increase to bolster transit funding and prevent drastic service cuts. But local State Sen. Steve Glazer vows 'vigorously oppose' another fee hike.

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Posted by Bob
a resident of Del Prado
on Jun 28, 2023 at 11:13 am

Bob is a registered user.

Here we go again! Raising the bridge tolls to fix their problems. Haven't you had enough of bridge toll increases. Inform your State representative to vote NO on the bridge toll hike. They say its temporary for 5 years. Fat chance! After the 5 years, they will say they need it for something else.
Why are we paying for BART for spending money as they please. There is no fiscal accountability within BART. Remember the last bridge toll increase created the Inspector General Office for BART to oversee their spending for fraud and abuse. Well that didn't work; the Office could not get any cooperation from BART and the person heading the Office, finally resigned. BART also reduced the funding of that Office to almost nothing.

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