Saturday, November 17, 2012

Golden gate bridge electronic tolls

  • Golden Gate Bridge delays toll switch

    The new all-electronic toll system was scheduled to be up and running alongside the old-fashioned method in December, with computers and cameras taking over in February.

  • All-electronic tolls coming to the Golden Gate Bridge, driving public urged to ...

    With Golden Gate Bridge officials ready to begin the process of moving toward all-electronic tolls next month, a push by the district to get more people to use FasTrak is under way.

  • All-Electronic Tolls Coming to the Golden Gate Bridge

    Cash lanes on the Golden Gate Bridge will soon be a thing of the past, as the bridge's Board of Directors move forward with a plan to remove the 32 toll-takers from the entrance to California's most famous span. Instead, motorists will have to pay the ...

  • Travel Matters: A visit to an oil rig and more ways to make the season bright

    Starting in February, you're going to have to pay tolls electronically when you cross San Francisco's Golden Gate Bridge to go to, say, the Marin Headlands or Muir Woods. By Helen Anders. American-Statesman Staff. HOLIDAYS. Disney brings its character ...

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    NEWSLETTERS. Join the hundreds of thousands of auto enthusiasts who have discovered the benefits of Autoweek newsletters and e-mails. Autoweek Newsletters. SIGN UP MANAGE ... Straight from the editors of Autoweek, provides car-shopping ...

  • A peek inside the Bay Bridge's 'diary'

    After 76 years standing in the shadow of its more comely and popular sister, the Bay Bridge is used to being overlooked by those who heap attention and adoration on the Golden Gate Bridge. But even as construction crews finish work on a new east span, ...

  • Toll-plaza killer boasts of more crimes

    Facing a possible death sentence, a man who murdered two people at the Richmond-San Rafael Bridge toll plaza did not plead for his life Wednesday, but instead spontaneously confessed that he had gotten away with a string of armed robberies at ...

  • Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, A Town For Steelers

    The factory pumped out the steel that built New York's Empire State Building, San Francisco's Golden Gate Bridge, and thousands of structures in between.

  • Saturday Shorts: No politics here — we need a break, too

    There's a milestone moment approaching for the Golden Gate Bridge: By about February, cash will no longer be accepted for bridge tolls. As the Marin Independent Journal reported this week, Golden Gate is going to electronic-only as a cost-saving strategy.

  • Murder defendant: 'I did it. So what?'

    But on Monday, a man accused of murdering his ex-girlfriend and her male friend in a shotgun rampage at the Richmond-San Rafael Bridge toll plaza snapped his fingers as he asked a jury to find him guilty quickly so he could be back in jail in time for ...

  • SF Giants parade-goers crowd onto transit

    While transit was crowded, the bridges were not. According to the Bay Area Toll Authority, traffic across the Bay Bridge was down about 5 percent, and more drivers crossed the bridge earlier in the morning.

  • Toll-taker's killer says death penalty OK

    He was convicted of first-degree murder Wednesday for the shotgun rampage on Aug. 11, 2009, that killed toll-taker Deborah Ross, 51, who was leaving him after a 13-year relationship.

  • Jury convicts 'so what?' bridge killer

    He killed toll-taker Deborah Ross, 51, who had recently decided to leave him after a 13-year relationship, and her friend Ersie Everette III, 58, a Golden Gate Transit driver who was courting her and had been visiting her at the toll plaza. The jury ...

  • How to Build a Grassroots Power Base

    The mismatch takes a toll. "Ultimately one shortfall of our heartbreaking 1 percent loss was that our volunteers did not show up in force until the very end," Osborn told me.

  • Global corporate powerhouses ramp up to privatize California's roadways

    ... granted the right to extract a profitable return through tolls paid by drivers or lease payments by the state. The first roadway privatized under California's new law is Presidio Parkway, a 1.5-mile span that will connect San Francisco to the ...

  • Recycling Facts: How Reducing And Reusing Saves Money

    The energy conserved by tossing just one plastic bottle in the blue bin can light a 60-watt light bulb for six hours or power a computer for 25 minutes, <a href="http://www.

  • Simplicity and Order for All

    He leads groups of employees on exploratory excursions to museums or across the Golden Gate Bridge. A man of widely varied interests, Dorsey is a genuine eccentric—not a mere collector of affectations.

  • Club meetings: Nov. 9

    14 at The Golden Corral, 5525 Cortez Road, Bradenton. The U.S. Coast Guard will offer a .... Information: 941-739-0342.

  • The week in Cloverdale: Oct. 21-27

    The Gary Johnson Quintet will perform from 6 to 8 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 21, at Ruth McGowan's Brewpub, 131 E. First St. No cover charge.

  • Port Mann Bridge Opens To Two-Way Traffic Dec. 1

    Golden Ears Bridge, Maple Ridge, Langley. Motorists must pay a $4.90 toll to drive the Golden Ears bridge, while those driving small trucks must pay $7.10 and those driving large trucks must pay $10.05.

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