Appropriations Committee has scheduled a hearing on a bill that
could raise tolls on state-owned bridges in the San Francisco
on the bill, SB916, is set for Aug. 20. The bill would increase
the base toll for a five-axle truck from its present $8.25 per
trip to $9.25 per trip after July 1, 2004.
currently also charge a $1 surcharge to pay for seismic upgrades
or retrofit, a bridge spokesman told Land Line. That brings the
current total toll paid by big rig drivers to $9.25, which would
potentially increase to $10.25 under the bill.
require all the cities and counties within that area, including
the city and county of San Francisco, to hold elections on the
$1 increase. In addition, the counties would have to list how
the extra toll money would be used.
bill passed the Senate June 4 by a vote of 23-14.