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Golden Gate Bridge tolls to increase Monday

  • Morning commuters drive through the toll booths at the Golden Gate Bridge on Tuesday, March 27, 2013 in San Francisco. (PD FILE, 2013)

SAN FRANCISCO — Commuters who travel across San Francisco's Golden Gate Bridge will soon be paying $1 more in tolls.

The Board of Directors of the Golden Gate Bridge Highway and Transportation District voted in February to increase rates for FasTrak and Pay-by-Plate to $6 and $7, respectively, by Monday, April 7.

The rates will then rise by 25 cents in July 2015 and by another 25 cents every year until July 2018.

The rates for carpoolers and people with disabilities will increase by the same rate as FasTrak.

The reason for the toll increase is that the district is facing a $142 million shortfall over five years, and the increase is expected to raise $138 million.

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