Thursday, July 29, 2010

Toll Increase On Bridges Raises Money — and Commute Speeds

By Stephen Buel
Thu, Jul 29, 2010 at 9:40 AM

Carpooling is down, full-fare trips are up, and yet commute times are faster across Bay Area toll bridges since the Metropolitan Transportation Commission recently rejiggered toll pricing, the San Francisco Chronicle reported. On the Bay Bridge, a total of 6,199 fewer drivers are crossing the bridge each day, the agency reported. Meanwhile, a BART spokesman said roughly 1,500 more people per day are using the system during the morning commute hours.

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