Bridge tolls jump a buck to fund transit, road projects
Tolls will go up $1 on seven Bay Area bridges Jan.1, raising the cost of crossing the Bay Bridge to $7 during peak hours, as other spans jump to $6.
It's the first of three increases that voters approved by passing Regional Measure 3 in June. Additional increases will take effect in January 2022 and January 2025, at which point Bay Bridge motorists will shell out $9 apiece during rush hours to drive over the choppy waters that separate Oakland from San Francisco.
The new rates earned...