The Golden Gate Bridge Switches to Electronic Payments

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On Wednesday, the Golden Gate Bridge will become the first in California to accept only electronic payment for bridge tolls, either with FasTrak, a license plate account or through pre-payments. We discuss what the changes mean for commuters and tourists, and we talk with a soon-to-be-unemployed toll taker about the end of the era of personal service on the iconic bridge.


Jacquie Dean, toll taker at the Golden Gate Bridge

Denis Mulligan, general manager and CEO of the Golden Gate Bridge, Highway and Transportation District