Get SF Weekly Newsletters
Pin It

List: How the toll to the Bay Bridge is now calculated 

Wednesday, Jul 7 2010
Comments

Drivers say they are confused by the new system of bridge tolls instituted last week. How is the toll to cross the Bay Bridge now calculated?

• The toll is $6 for vehicles with two or fewer axles and $8 for vehicles with more than two axles, unless you carpool, in which case you can deduct one wheel for every passenger

• Cars are charged an additional 25 cents per bumper sticker

• There's a 20 percent discount if your car is registered in a state that supports gay marriage

• There are different tolls for "peak hour," "off-peak hour," and "don't you have a job?" commuters

• To encourage conservation, the toll is divisible by your gas mileage

• Residents of Arizona are charged an additional $10 in blood money

• Toll collectors are authorized to impose an additional $1 surcharge if they think you've been appreciating the bridge aesthetically

• An extra $2 because ... because we fucking told you so!

• Carpool lanes will now be the most expensive, because cars in those lanes are always carrying more people

About The Author

Benjamin Wachs

Comments

Subscribe to this thread:

Add a comment

Slideshows

  • Fear FestEvil 2015
    Calibree Photography brings back photos from Fear FestEvil 2015 at Rockbar Theater in San Jose on Friday, April 11. Performances included freak shows, and bands: Ghoul, Orchid, and High On Fire.
  • Cherry Blossom Festival @ Japantown
    Beth LaBerge brings back photos from the 2015 Cherry Blossom Festival. Events continue next weekend including the parade on April 19.

Popular Stories

  1. Most Popular Stories
  2. Stories You Missed