About Tolls and Traffic
© 2009 Barrie Rokeach
Tolls are collected manually or electronically in one direction on each of
the state-owned bridges according to a toll
schedule established by BATA and the California Legislature. For the
typical automobile, a $5 toll is collected — a $1 base toll, $1 for
Regional Measure 2 and a $3 seismic retrofit surcharge. The toll schedule for the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge is different during weekdays when congestion pricing is in effect. Multi-axle vehicles
pay a higher base toll with the toll determined by the total number of axles
on the roadway in a vehicle combination. The complete toll schedule, can be found on BATA's website.
The base toll revenues are used first to cover the ongoing operations, toll facilities maintenance and administration of the bridges. Remaining toll revenues fund debt service on Regional Measure 1 project financing and various transit and traffic-relieving capital projects that serve the bridge corridors.
Regional Measure 2 funds are used to fund the Regional Measure 2 projects.
The seismic surcharge toll revenues are used to fund a multibillion-dollar seismic retrofit program to strengthen and reinforce bridge structures and roadways on all of the seven state-owned Bay Area bridges, including the completed replacement of the eastern span of the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge.
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