monopoly_money.jpgThe Bay Area Roll Authority is reminding drivers of toll increases to the region’s seven state-owned toll bridges effective July 1.

Auto tolls on the Bay Bridge will be $4 during weekday off-peak hours, $5 all day Saturdays and Sundays, and $6 from 5 a.m. to 10 a.m. and from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. on weekdays.

In addition, a carpool toll of $2.50 will be introduced for the first time, with a $3.50 discount off the new $6 peak-period toll at the Bay Bridge. The discounted toll for carpool vehicles with FasTrak will be in effect between 5 a.m. to 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. to 7 p.m.

The regular auto toll will rise to $5 at all times on the Antioch, Benicia-Martinez, Carquinez, Dumbarton, Richmond-San Rafael and San Mateo-Hayward bridges, according to the toll authority.

Bay Area drivers are encouraged to pay bridge tolls with FasTrak, which are available at many local Walgreens, Safeway and Costco stores. New customers who buy a FasTrak at a participating retailer through July 15 can get up to $10 in free tolls.

For more information, visit or call 511.

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