July 12, 2010

Friday, July 16

Last Day to Pay Cash for $3 Carpool Toll

Carpoolers Must Open FasTrak Account

 

As of Friday, July 16, 2010, cash is no longer be accepted as payment for the $3 carpool toll that went into effect on the Golden Gate Bridge (GGB) on July 1, 2010. Without a valid FasTrak account and tag, GGB customers are not be eligible for the $3 carpool toll and the full toll ($6 cash or $5 FasTrak) will be charged.

To receive the carpool toll rate of $3, carpoolers must do all of the following:

  • Have a FasTrak account in good standing and a valid FasTrak tag. The FasTrak tag must be mounted in the vehicle per instructions.
  • GGB DOES NOT HAVE A dedicated CARPOOL roadway lane or tollbooth lane. Carpooler must stop at a staffed lane so that the toll collector may validate the vehicle as a carpool.
  • NOT use a FasTrak ONLY toll lane (you will be assessed the full $5 FasTrak toll if you use a FasTrak ONLY toll lane).

 

TO OPEN A NEW FasTrak Account

  • Call: (877) BAY-TOLL (1-877-229-8655)
  • Online: www.bayareafastrak.org
  • In Person: FasTrak Customer Service Center, 475 The Embarcadero (at Broadway); extended summer hours: 8:30 am – 5:30 pm, daily.
  • In Person: Purchase a FasTrak tag at select Walgreens, Safeway, and Costco locations and register the tag online or over the phone.

 

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

Summary of Carpool FasTrak Market Share for Golden Gate Bridge

Totals for Both Morning and Afternoon Commutes Unless Otherwise Noted

Total Carpools

(am and pm commutes)

Carpool % using FasTrak
Thursday, July 1
959
43.4%
Friday, July 2
1,058
33.6%
Tuesday, July 6
762
60.2%
Wednesday, July 7
862
62.8%
Thursday, July 8
629
78.2%
Friday, July 9
702
69.9%
Monday, July 12
630
80.0%
Tuesday, July 13
656
82.5%
Wednesday, July 14
652
84.4%
Thursday, July 15
702
77.9%
Friday, July 16
673
74.6%
Monday, July 19
565

100%*

* After July 16, FasTrak is required to receive the carpool toll rate.

 

FOR COMPLETE TOLL RATE INFORMATION ON THE GOLDEN GATE BRIDGE: http://goldengatebridge.org/tolls_traffic/toll_rates_carpools.php