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Thursday , 20 June 2024

San Francisco Golden Gate Bridge trials ETC

The iconic Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco, USA has begun trials of a new Electronic Toll Collection (ETC) system. The new system will replace the manual tolling system used at the bridge since its inception in 1937. The elimination of manual tolling will save an estimated $19m in salaries and benefits over eight years and help bridge a projected budget deficit. The ETC system will allow motorists to register their licence plates and credit card information online with the bridge district and pay for their tolls as they are incurred. Toll charges can be paid within 21 days without any penalty, after which a fine of $25 per day will be levied. Motorists not paying toll even after 30 days would see their cases being referred to the DMV (Department of Motor Vehicles) of the state, which could impose penal action such as putting the vehicle?s registration on hold.



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