SAN FRANCISCO – The Golden Gate Bridge toll will increase slightly on July 1 to continue funding bridge maintenance and Bay Area transit services.
The toll will increase by $0.20 or $0.35 for most drivers, with the rate changing depending on how drivers pay.
The COVID-19 pandemic has significantly reduced bridge traffic and transit ridership. Bridge traffic is 20% below pre-pandemic levels, while bus ridership is 60% lower and ferry ridership is 64% lower.
Revenue from increased tolls will contribute to the continued maintenance of the Golden Gate Bridge as well as the continued transit service of Golden Gate Transit and Golden Gate Ferry. About 50% of toll revenue from the bridge subsidizes ferry and bus transit operations.
The FasTrak account rate will increase by $0.35 from $8.05 to $8.40.
The Pay-As-You-Go rate (which includes license plate counts and one-time payments) will increase by $0.20, from $8.60 to $8.80.
The toll bill rate will increase by $0.35 from $9.05 to $9.40.
The carpool fare will increase by $0.35, from $6.05 to $6.40.
Toll rates for multi-axle vehicles increase.
This toll increase is part of the five-year Golden Gate Bridge, Highway & Transportation District Tolling and Transit Programs, which was established in 2019 to fund operations and maintenance.