Though 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.