Bay Area Bridges Could Get Costlier to Cross

Bay Area drivers may soon be hit with yet another toll hike at seven state-owned bridges.

The Metropolitan Transportation Commission is warning commuters about the possible increase. If the Bay Area Toll Authority approves a $1 rate hike this fall, drivers will pay $5 instead of $4.

Transportation officials say the timing depends on state lawmakers. They are supposed to pass a bill that allows toll money to be used for seismic improvements for the Antioch and Dumbarton bridges.

The rate hike could go into effect as soon as next year.

The seven bridges that would be affected are:

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