Golden Gate Bridge Carpool Toll Open for Discussion
SAN FRANCISCO - OCTOBER 10: Waves crash against rocks at Fort Point near the Golden Gate Bridge October 10, 2008 in San Francisco, California. The Golden Gate Bridge District board of directors voted today to continue with a plan to build a suicide prevention net on the world famous bridge with a price tag of $40 to $50 million dollars. An estimated 1,300 people are believed to have jumped to their death from the bridge since it was opened in 1937. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)
Updated at 8:15 AM PST on Wednesday, Apr 7, 2010
Carpoolers who use the Golden Gate Bridge have a chance to air any concerns about a proposed toll today.
The Golden Gate Bridge Highway and Transportation District has proposed a $3 carpool toll by July 1. The toll could be charged to drivers with three or more people in their vehicles during the morning and evening rush hours.
The district is holding the first of three open houses today. It will be from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the Embassy Suites Hotel in San Rafael.
The other two open houses will be held April 13 and 15.
The world-famous span is one of the only ones in the country that allows free car pools.