The switch will be in place for the morning commute on Wednesday. Golden Gate Bridge District officials have been using a media blitz to get the word out about the change, along with a large LED sign on top of the toll plaza reading: “Do Not Stop, Automatic Tolling.”
Motorists will notice several changes – bridge district officials said drivers should not stop at the tolls and there will be a 25 MPH speed limit through the plaza, an increase from the former 15 MPH speed limit.
With the new electronic system, drivers will have a bevy of options in terms of payment. They can use their FasTrak account already in place (toll will be $5). Also, all lanes will be able to process tolls electronically so there will be no designated FasTrak lanes.
Drivers will also have a new pay-by-plate option; drivers set up an account with their license plate number and are allowed to fund the account by either credit card or cash. Drivers can also make a one-time payment. If those options don’t suffice, a toll invoice will be mailed to the registered owner of the vehicle being driven across the span. These options will all cost $6.