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Golden Gate Bridge Officials Consider Toll Hike


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The Golden Gate Bridge Toll Plaza
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The Golden Gate Bridge Toll Plaza

The cost of crossing the Golden Gate Bridge could rise by as much as $2 over five years under a series of toll increases being considered by transit district officials. Under the proposal, tolls would increase from $5 to $6.50 or $7 for FastTrak users, and from $6 to $8 for other commuters. Officials say the toll hike is needed to address a five-year budget shortfall of $142 million. Golden Gate Bridge General Manager Denis Mulligan joins us to discuss the plan, which will be the subject of a public hearing on Wednesday in San Rafael.

Host: Michael Krasny

Guests:

  • Denis Mulligan, general manager and CEO of the Golden Gate Bridge Highway and Transportation District
  • Susan Deluxe, Marin-based activist and opponent of the Golden Gate Bridge toll increase proposal

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