June 28, 2004

No Change to Golden Gate Bridge Tolls on July 1
Toll Remains at $4 FasTrak and $5 Cash

Open FasTrak Accounts Online now!

The San Francisco Bay Area has eight toll bridges, seven of which are operated by Caltrans (California Department of Transportation) and include: Antioch, Benicia-Martinez, Carquinez, Dumbarton, Richmond-San Rafael, San Francisco-Oakland Bay, and San Mateo-Hayward. The eighth, the Golden Gate Bridge is operated by a special district of the state The Golden Gate Bridge, Highway and Transportation District.

On July 1, 2004, there will be no toll change at the Golden Gate Bridge tolls remain at $4 FasTrak and $5 cash for two-axle vehicles (and $2.50 per axle above two).

On July 1, 2004 a $1 toll increase will go into effect on the seven Bay Area toll bridges operated by Caltrans the toll will rise to $3 from the current $2 level. However, the new $3 toll will be discounted by $1 for two-axle vehicles using FasTrak from July 1 through October 31.

The FasTrak systems are compatible on ALL eight bridges. Motorists not currently using FasTrak are encouraged to open an account now by calling 511 (TDD 711) or visiting www.enrollwithfastrak.com.

At the Golden Gate Bridge, the FasTrak market share has grown significantly since system startup in July 2000. Currently Golden Gate FasTrak usage is as follows:
70% of peak weekday morning (7 am to 9 am)
52% of peak weekday afternoon (5 pm to 7 pm)
35% of daily weekday traffic
52% of daily weekday traffic
48% of all toll transactions