The Golden Gate Bridge will now take electronic tolls. // (c) 2013 San Francisco Travel Association
International Bridge, Tunnel and Turnpike Association (IBTTA)www.ibtta.org
Drivers on San Francisco’s Golden Gate Bridge can now move freely through the toll plaza without stopping, for the first time in the bridge’s history. All-electronic toll collection went into effect in March, a high-tech trend occurring across the country and now on the historic San Francisco bridge.
“In the old days, you paid a toll by stopping at a toll booth and handing your money to a person or dropping your coins in a basket,” said Patrick Jones, International Bridge, Tunnel and Turnpike Association (IBTTA) executive director and CEO. “This frustrated motorists because they had to stop and wait to pay a toll. Not anymore. Tolling once meant stop, but today high-tech tolling means go, go, go.”
There are four ways to pay the electronic tolls: A FasTrak account can be used, or three new Pay-By-Plate options that include a License Plate Account, one-time payments and toll invoices.