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Bay Area bridge toll increases finally approved at end of long litigation

Original post made on Jan 30, 2023

A pot of $545 million destined for new projects in the Bay Area may soon be released from escrow after litigation over a 2018 ballot measure on bridge toll increases finally comes to an end.

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Posted by MyFeelz
a resident of another community
on Jan 30, 2023 at 6:00 pm

MyFeelz is a registered user.

Thank god tolls are finally going to go up. I was afraid we would never have a chance to pay more for getting less. Now that the toll booths are completely automated and no longer need toll-takers to collect money, WHY do we need to increase the fee? It sounds like they are planning on padding the east end of the Richmond bridge with $75 million dollars. Or at least, padding the salaries of those who are tasked with "improving traffic". Nothing will relieve traffic congestion, but with half a billion to spread around, some fat cats are gonna be getting fatter.

Remember paying for the car behind you, when the tolls were only 50 cents? That gesture sure flew out the window in a hurry.

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