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5/21/2013: Success Continues: FasTrak Share Grows to 85%; Customers Mailed Toll Invoices
4/26/2013: 30 Days Into the New All Electronic Tolling Program
4/4/2013: Golden Gate Bridge All Electronic Tolling Continues Operating Smoothly
3/28/2013: Success with All Electronic Tolling at the Golden Gate Bridge
3/26/2013: Media Availability for Today, March 26 & Tomorrow, March 27
3/26/2013: Golden Gate Bridge Ready for Final "Cut-Over" to All Electronic Tolling for Morning Commute, Wednesday, March 27, 2013
3/22/2013: 27-Foot Message Sign Installed in Preparation of All Electronic Tolling Switch
3/22/2013: Board Approves New 25 MPH Speed Limit for Golden Gate Bridge Toll Plaza
3/11/2013: Customer Messaging for All Electronic Expands Along Highway 101 Starting March 11
3/7/2013: Golden Gate Bridge Announces “GO LIVE” Date for All Electronic Tolling – Wednesday, March, 27, 2013
3/1/2013: 10 Pilot Cash Payment Locations for Paying Golden Gate Bridge Tolls Using CASH are now Operational
2/20/2013: Cash Toll Customers Urged to Plan Now for Upcoming Switch to All Electronic Tolling
2/6/201
3: FasTrak Vs. License Plate Accounts: Which is Best?
1/30/2013: Functionality Testing Underway for All Electronic Tolling System at the Golden Gate Bridge
11/16/2012: Schedule Change and Public Outreach Budget
11/1/2012: What are you waiting for? Move to FasTrak now!
9/18/2012: Board amends policies related to all electronic tolling

News Coverage Sampling

December 2013, IBTTA: SmartMove...Success Stories from the Tolling Industry
December 6, 2013, KTVU: Electronic tolling system not working as planned
November 25, 2013, KTVU: 2 Investigates: Calif. loophole permits "no plate" drivers
November 25, 2013, KTVU: OAKLAND: 'No Plate' policy cost state over $10 millions
July 30, 2013, 7 On Your Side, Michael Finney: Thousands of cars don't pay Golden Gate Bridge toll
July 30, 2013, SF Weekly: S.F. Tourists Getting Screwed by New Golden Gate Bridge Tolling System
July 29, 2013, KCBS radio: About The Bay: Surprise! Tourists In Rental Cars Mailed Bills For Crossing Golden Gate Bridge
July 23, 2013, KPIX CBS 5: Electronic Tolling On Golden Gate Bridge May Not Spot Motorcycles
July 15, 2013, KGO ABC7: 7 On Your Side Checks in on Golden Gate Bridge Electronic Tolling
June 27, 2013, San Francisco Chronicle: Golden Gate Bridge payment processing backlog
June/July 2013, Traffic Technology International: Golden opportunity
May 4, 2013, Gadling.com: Saying 'No' To Add-Ons At The Car Rental Counter
May 2, 2013, Marinscope Newspapers: FasTrak numbers increase on Golden Gate Bridge
April 27, 2013, Bay City News, Mill Valley Patch: With Golden Gate Bridge Toll Takers Gone, FasTrak Use - and Speeding - Are on the Rise
April 26, 2013, Marin IJ: Speed, carpool cheats vex new e-toll system on Golden Gate Bridge
April 26, 2013, KGO TV ABC: Golden Gate Bridge switch to electronic tolling better than expected
April 15, 2013, The Press-Enterprise: For whom the bell tolls? Golden Gate Bridge toll collectors
April 12, 2013, The Oakland (Michigan) Press: TRAVEL: Golden Gate Bridge goes to digital toll system
April 9, 2013, Transportation Nation: Ostriches, Brownies, and Childbirth: Memories of a Golden Gate Bridge Toll Taker
April 8, 2013, Sonoma State Star: The times are a-changin' for Golden Gate commuters
April 4, 2013, Marin IJ: Scofflaws take advantage of new carpool lane on Golden Gate Bridge
April 4, 2013, Marinscope papers: Golden Gate Bridge update
April 3, 2013, smartertravel.com, Today in Travel: Crossing the Golden Gate Bridge? Better Plan Ahead
April 2, 2013, 10best.com: Your Money's No Good Here: Golden Gate Bridge Goes Cashless
April 2, 2013, KALW Radio: Ostriches and other memories from 18 years on the Golden Gate Bridge
March 29, 2013, San Francisco Bay Guardian: Privacy and electronic tolls on the Golden Gate Bridge
March 29, 2013, Staten Island Advance: Verrazano-Narrows and Golden Gate bridges: A world of contrasts (photos)
March 28, 2013, Techlicious.com: Golden Gate Toll Collection Goes Fully Automated
March 28, 2013, Marin IJ: Officials declare victory after Golden Gate Bridge toll conversion, cautiously eye weekend
March 28, 2013, Electronic Frontier Foundation: The Golden Gate Bridge is Watching You
March 28, 2013, Press Democrat: Confusion, speeders mark revamped Golden Gate Bridge toll plaza
March 27, 2013, The Guardian, Canada: Toll takers bid farewell to Golden Gate Bridge
March 27, 2013, Denver Post: Photos: Last manual toll at the Golden Gate Bridge
March 27, 2013, Jewish Journal: Today the Golden Gate Bridge Becomes a Little Colder
March 27, 2013, NBC Bay Area: Toll Taker Removal Puts Golden Gate Bridge in Fast Lane
March 27, 2013, KQED: Golden Gate Bridge Toll-takers Reach End of the Line as New Payment System Begins
March 27, 2013, KRON 4: Electronic Tolling Confuses People Into Behaving Badly at Golden Gate Bridge
March 27, 2013, CBS National News with Scott Pelley: Video clip
March 27, 2013, NBC National News with Brian Williams: Going Digital
March 27, 2013, Marin IJ (plus Mercury News, Willits News, IvyExec, etc.): Golden Gate Bridge sees smooth transition to all-electronic tolls
March 27, 2013, San Francisco Examiner: Golden Gate Bridge toll change leads to speeders
March 27, 2013, San Francisco Chronicle: Golden Gate: No toll taking, no delays
March 27, 2013, San Jose Mercury News: Roadshow: First day without Golden Gate Bridge toll takers had an unexpected problem
March 27, 2013, KGOTV ABC 7: All-Electronic tolling beings on Golden Gate Bridge
March 27, 2013, KPIX CBS 5: Golden Gate Bridge Begins All-Electronic Toll System
March 27, 2013, Larkspur/Corte Madera Patch: Golden Gate Bridge's First Day Without Toll Takers: How was it?
March 27, 2013, BBC: Golden Gate: Electronic tolls for San Francsico bridge
March 27, 2013, Marin IJ: Golden Gate Bridge sees smooth transition to all-electronic tolls
March 27, 2013, SF Gate: No toll taking, no delays at Golden Gate
March 27, 2013, NBC Bay Area, various markets Dallas/Ft. Worth, So. Fla, etc.: Last Human Toll for the Golden Gate Bridge
March 27, 2013, CBS San Francisco: Golden Gate Bridge Toll System Goes Automated
March 27, 2013, MSNBC: Last human toll takers on Golden Gate Bridge replaced by machines
March 27, 2013, ABC News Radio: Golden Gate Bridge Electronic Toll System Takes Effect
March 27, 2013, Marketplace Morning Report: Golden Gate Bridge goes to all-electronic tolls
March 27, 2013, Reuters, various markets, e.g., The Herald (So. Africa): Human touch becomes history as Golden Gate moves to all-electronic tolls
March 27, 2013, Campbell Patch: Don't Stop at the Golden Gate Bridge, Ever Again
March 27, 2013, Press Democrat: Editorial: Ending an era at Golden Gate Bridge
March 27, 2013, Government Technology: SF's Golden Gate Bridge Gets High-Tech
March 27, 2013, Mercury News: Roadshow: Will chaos reign at Golden Gate Bridge on Wednesday?
March 27, 2013, The Verge: Golden Gate Bridge's new cashless tollway promises convenience in exchange for privacy
March 27, 2013, AP story, various markets, e.g., Fox News & print in SoCal, PA, MI, AZ, NE, WA, CAN: Golden Gate Bridge goes to digital toll system
March 27, 2013, AP story, USA Today, Dubai Gulf News, Desert Sun, Hawaii: Golden Gate Bridge goes digital, $16M expected in savings over eight years
March 26, 2013, KQED Forum: The Golden Gate Bridge Switches to Electronic Payments
March 26, 2013, Toll Road News: Golden Gate bridge toll collectors get fond farewells - nostalgiafest for last "toll takers"
March 26, 2013, The San Francisco Appeal: Golden Gate Bridge Toll Collectors Work Final Shift
March 26, 2013, The Economic Times: Golden Gate Bridge prepares for electronic tollbooths
March 26, 2013, SF Bay: Sun Sets on Golden Gate Bridge Toll Takers
March 26, 2013, Times-Herald: Golden Gate Bridge moves to electronic-only toll collection Wednesday
March 26, 2013, Marin IJ: Editorial: Golden Gate Bridge toll-takers will be missed
March 26, 2013, Marin IJ: Marin Voice: Electronic toll-taking is easy
March 26, 2013, Novato Patch: Don't Stop at the Golden Gate Bridge Toll Plaza, Ever Again, After Tuesday
March 26, 2013, Petaluma360: Golden Gate Bridge toll-takers ending 76-year run
March 26, 2013, Before It's News: Golden Gate Bridge Electronic Tolling Starts 3/27/2013 100 Things to do in San Francisco
March 25, 2013, sfist: Meanwhile, On The Golden Gate Bridge...
March 25, 2013, Marin IJ: Golden Gate Bridge to convert to all-electronic tolling at just after midnight Wednesday
March 25, 2013, KGO-TV: Golden Gate Bridge preparing for all electronic tolling beginning Wednesday
March 25, 2013, Getty Images: Golden Gate Bridge Prepares For Automatic Tolling
March 25, 2013, DailyMe: Golden Gate Bridge Electronic Tolling Starts Wednesday
March 25, 2013, San Francisco Chronicle: Golden Gate automatic tolls start Wednesday
March 25, 2013, LA Times, FOX TV San Diego & Sacto: Keep your cash: Golden Gate Bridge tolls go all electronic Wednesday
March 25, 2013, Central Valley Business Times: Golden Gate Bridge ending toll takers this week
March 25, 2013, KSRO 1350 AM Newstalk: Final Days for Golden Gate Bridge Toll Takers
March 25, 2013, 98.1 KISS FM: Are You Ready For The Big Switch?
March 24, 2013, SFGate: No stopping at Golden Gate Bridge
March 24, 2013, Trip Advisor: Golden Gate Bridge new policy
March 24, 2013, Marin IJ: Final days of toll-taking at the Golden Gate Bridge before electronic tolling starts Wednesday
March 24, 2013, The New York Times: A Last Smile and a Wave for Bay Area Commuters
March 24, 2013, San Jose Mercury News: Roadshow: FasTrak for dummies, as the Golden Gate Bridge prepares for all-electronic tolling
March 22, 2013, Novato Patch: Golden Gate Bridge Board Set to Back Toll Plaza Speed Limit Hike to 25 MPH
March 21, 2013, Huffington Post: Another Nail in the Coffin for Disadvantaged Californians
March 21, 2013, Daily Me: Another Nail in the Coffin for Disadvantaged Californians
March 21, 2013, The Modesto Bee: How will visitors pay bridge toll?
March 21, 2013, KCBS Radio: Several Changes Planned as GG Bridge Switches to All Electric Tolls
March 21, 2013, San Francisco Examiner: Golden Gate Bridge likely boosting speed limit at toll plaza for all-electronic change
March 21, 2013, KGO TV: Golden Gate officials consider 25 mph toll speed
March 21, 2013, Petaluma360.com: Updated: Toll takers no more as of Wednesday
March 20, 2013, KRON-TV: Golden Gate Bridge toll lane changes
March 19, 2013, Marin IJ: Golden Gate Bridge toll takers share stories, secrets on way out
March 17, 2013, Inside Bay Area, Oakland Tribune: To Avoid Hassles on Golden Gate Bridge, Get FasTrak or Set up a Credit Card Account
March 17, 2013, San Jose Mercury News: Roadshow: To avoid hassles on Golden Gate Bridge, get FasTrak or set up a credit card account
March 17, 2013, San Jose Mercury News: Golden Gate Bridge toll takers share stories, secrets on way out
March 15, 2013, The Record, Stockton, CA: Technology takes another toll
March 14, 2013, KRON TV: Kiosks to Let You Pay Golden Gate Bridge Tolls
March 14, 2013, KPIX TV: Longtime Toll Takers Bidding Farewell at Golden Gate Bridge
March 14, 2013, Ukiah Daily Journal: Changes at the Golden Gate
March 13, 2013, Marinscope Newspapers: Cash is no longer king
March 12, 2013, KQED: Golden Gate Bridge Says Goodbye to Toll-Takers — and to a Personal Touch for Travelers
March 11, 2013, Marin IJ: Coming attractions: all-electronic tolls on Golden Gate Bridge
March 11, 2013, ITS International: Golden Gate Bridge to debut all-electronic tolling
March 11, 2013, Epoch Times (in Chinese): http://www.epochtimes.com/b5/13/3/11/n3819435.htm
March 10, 2013, Press Democrat: Golden Gate Bridge toll-takers disappear March 27
March 9, 2013, Bay City News: Golden Gate Bridge to Switch to All-Electronic Tolling this Month
March 9, 2013, Menlo Park/Atherton patch.com: Cash Toll Booths Going The Way of The Dodo
March 8, 2013, The Sacramento Bee: Golden Gate Bridge goes all electronic for tolls
March 7, 2013, patch.com, various in Bay Area: Golden Gate Bridge Switches to All-Electronic Tolling on March 27
March 7, 2013, Marin IJ: Golden Gate Bridge toll-takers get layoff notices, all-electronic toll to start March 27
March 7, 2013, San Francisco Chronicle: Golden Gate tolls all-electronic March 27
March 7, 2013, San Francisco Examiner: Golden Gate Bridge to debut all-electronic tolling starting March 27
March 6, 2013, Marinscope Newspapers: Transition to electronic tolls now underway
March 4, 2013, patch.com, various in Bay Area: How to Use the New Golden Gate Bridge Toll Cash Payment Stations
March 1, 2013, YAHOO! News: Golden Gate Bridge officials unveil pre-pay toll kiosks
March 1, 2013, KGO-TV: Golden Gate Bridge officials unveil pre-pay toll kiosks
March 1, 2013, Marin IJ: Golden Gate Bridge demonstrates cash toll options as all-electronic system approaches
February 25, 2013, KPIX TV: Golden Gate Bridge Moves Closer To All-Electric Tolling
February 25, 2013, KGO-TV: Consumer Questions: Debt collection calls
February 22, 2013, Salon: Golden Gate Surveillance
February 20, 2013, Marin IJ: Cash customers targeted at the Golden Gate Bridge as all-electronic tolls approach
February 20, 2013, Bay City News: Golden Gate Bridge Continues Outreach Before Move To Cashless Tolls
February 20, 2013, Mill Valley Patch: Golden Gate Bridge District Eyes Shift to All-Electronic Tolls, Targets Cash-Paying Drivers
February 16, 2013, Digital Journal: SmartDebit responds to introduction of electronic toll fee added to The Golden Gate Bridge
February 8, 2013, KCBS: Target Date Set for Golden Gate Bridge Electronic Toll Switch
February 7, 2013, Marin IJ: As all electronic tolls draw near, Golden Gate Bridge highlights payment options
February 7, 2013, KALW radio: Golden Gate Bridge Switching to All Electronic Tolling
February 6, 2013, San Francisco Travel: All Electronic Tolling Underway on the Golden Gate Bridge
January 31, 2013, Bay City News in Mill Valley Herald: Golden Gate Bridge District testing all-electronic tolling system
January 30, 2013, Huffington Post: Golden Gate Bridge Electronic Tolling System Gets Under Way
January 30, 2013, KCBS Radio: Workers Test New Electronic Toll System On Golden Gate Bridge (Listen to sound bite here)
January 30, 2013, San Francisco Chronicle: Golden Gate Bridge tests new toll system
January 30, 2013, Marin IJ: Golden Gate Bridge starts testing all-electronic toll hardware
January 30, 2013, Press Democrat: Golden Gate Bridge to test new toll system
January 29, 2013, Mercury News: Roadshow: FasTrak users get $1 discount on Golden Gate Bridge toll
January 24, 2013, Pulse of Petaluma: Poll: Electronic toll at the Golden Gate Bridge
January 13, 2013, Press Democrat: LeBARON: End of an era for Golden Gate Bridge toll takers
January 8, 2013, Press Democrat: Golden Gate Bridge prepares for future without toll-takers
November 22, 2012, KGO ABC7: New toll system on GG Bridge may cause confusion
November 20, 2012, KSUN Radio: GGB History and All Electronic Tolling
November 20, 2012, Marin IJ: Editorial: Drivers need to be ready when Golden Gate Bridge toll takers vanish
November 17, 2012, San Francisco Chronicle: Golden Gate Bridge delays toll switch
November 17, 2012, Huffington Post: Golden Gate Bridge Electronic Tolls Delayed By A Month
November 6, 2012, Marin IJ: All-electronic tolls coming to the Golden Gate Bridge, driving public urged to prepare
September 24, 2012, Bay Citizen: All-electronic tolling coming to Golden Gate Bridge next year
September 19, 2012, KCBS radio: Golden Gate Bridge Switching to Electronic-Only Toll-Takers
September 18, 2012, Marin IJ: Electronic tolls coming to the Golden Gate Bridge in February
January 10, 2011, KCBS radio: Golden Gate Bridge Could Eliminate Toll Takers

GGBHTD Board/Committee Reports

11/16/2012: Board Presentation – Public Outreach Plan (PowerPoint)
11/16/2012: Finance Committee Report – Budget for Public Outreach Plan
1/27/2011: Finance Committee Report – Authorize conversion to all electronic tolling