SAN FRANCISCO (KGO) — We told you about the upcoming changes at all Bay Area bridges as they get rid of all cash lanes. But so many of our viewers reached out to us online with questions. We thought we could help.
Over the next five years all of them, including the Bay Bridge, will transition to all-electronic tolls. This isn’t anything new for those with a FasTrak device.
Those devices are attached to a person’s personal credit card. But let’s face it, not everyone has a credit card.
It will be a few years before all Bay Area bridges transition to all-electronic tolling, just like the Golden Gate Bridge did in 2013. We wanted to find out how it’s working there.
“If you do not have a FasTrak and you cross the bridge you’ll receive an invoice by mail to the registered address for the vehicle. And it’s not extra,” explained Paolo Cosulich-Schwartz, the spokesperson for the Golden Gate Bridge, Highway, Transportation District.
One of our viewers, Kaytlyn Ashley West asked, “What about the people visiting from out-of-state who have no reason at all to have FasTrak and the like?”
We went to a car rental company to find out what their policy was. So we found out that the big rental companies have a tolling program, but it does comes with a fee.