GoldenGateBridge-001.jpgThough it may be a way off, the already expensive toll for the Golden Gate Bridge might get even higher. As KCBS reports, Golden Gate Bridge District officials are considering a toll hike in response to covering their $87 million deficit.

“We will begin creating a new financial plan for the next few years to decide what actions have to be taken,” district spokeswoman Mary Currie told KCBS. “On that list is the possibility of a toll increase.”

Besides still being in its planning stages, the big difference between just jacking the price a dollar or two and the actual proposal is technology. By fall 2012, toll-takers will be a thing of the past and fees will be taken completely electronically, making it possible to increase tolls by smaller increments like 50 cents, as “making change” won’t be happening.

At present, cash tolls for most cars are $6 on the bridge, $5 for FasTrak users. The last toll increase was implemented in September, 2008.

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