NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING
TO RECEIVE PUBLIC COMMENT ON OPTIONS FOR A PROPOSED
TOLL INCREASE ON THE GOLDEN GATE BRIDGE

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Golden Gate Bridge, Highway and Transportation District (District) will hold a Public Hearing to receive public comment on proposed options to increase tolls on the Golden Gate Bridge, as follows:

Wednesday, February 12, 2014, at 7:00 p.m.,
San Rafael City Council Chambers,
1400 Fifth Avenue
San Rafael, CA

The District is facing a $142 million five-year projected deficit. Additional revenues are required to fund necessary Bridge and Ferry capital projects as well as to meet operating expenses. Public input is solicited on several options to increase tolls over five years, as follows:

Payment Type
Increase for Two-Axle Vehicles
5-Year Result
Option 1
FasTrak $0.50 increase in April 2014; and, 5% increase the first Monday of July 2015, 2016, 2017 and 2018
$93 Million
Pay-By-Plate $0.50 increase in April 2014; and, 5% increase the first Monday of July 2015, 2016, 2017 and 2018
Option 2
FasTrak $0.50 increase in April 2014, $0.50 increase in April 2015; and, 5% increase the first Monday of July 2016, 2017 and 2018
$117 Million
Pay-By-Plate $1.00 increase in April 2014; and, 5% increase the first Monday of July 2016, 2017 and 2018
Option 3
FasTrak $1.00 increase in April 2014; and, 5% increase the first Monday of July 2016, 2017 and 2018
$123 Million
Pay-By-Plate $1.00 increase in April 2014; and, 5% increase the first Monday of July 2016, 2017 and 2018
Option 4
FasTrak $1.00 increase in April 2014; $0.25 increase the first Monday of July 2016, 2017 and 2018
$138 Million
Pay-By-Plate $1.00 increase in April 2014; $0.25 increase the first Monday of July 2016, 2017 and 2018

 

Corresponding increases in multi-axle tolls and the tolls for persons with disabilities are also under consideration. Public input is invited on all options that may be identified during the public comment period.

Reports regarding these proposals may be obtained from the Secretary of the District, Golden Gate Bridge, Highway and Transportation District, P.O. Box 9000, Presidio Station, San Francisco, CA, 94129-0601, by fax request to 415-923-2013, by using TDD California Relay Service, 711, or at http://www.goldengate.org/board/2014/mtgs-public-h.php.

Public comments will be received at the public hearing or may be presented in writing to the Secretary of the District at the above address. Comments may also be sent by e-mail to publichearing@goldengate.org. Written comments should be received no later than Wednesday, February 12, 2014, at 8:00 p.m.

For transit information on how to get to the public hearing locations, either log on to www.511.org or call 511 (711 TDD). The public hearing location is accessible to everyone. To request special assistance due to a disability at this public hearing, please call the District Secretary’s Office at (415) 923-2223 three days before the hearing date.

/s/ Amorette M. Ko-Wong, Secretary of the District
Dated: January 14, 2014