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2010-10-27 19:53:00

OAKLAND, Calif., Oct. 27 /PRNewswire/ -- Months of toll-free commuting, and plenty of weekend trips to San Francisco. That's how Oakland resident Helen Simmons figures she will use the $1,000 in free tolls she received this week from the Bay Area Toll Authority (BATA) in appreciation for opening the 1 millionth FasTrak® electronic toll collection account in the nine-county region. The FasTrak system has been in operation on Bay Area toll bridges since 2000. Simmons, who...

2010-06-17 12:33:00

OAKLAND, Calif., June 17 /PRNewswire/ -- With just two weeks to go before a toll increase on the region's seven state-owned toll bridges, the Bay Area Toll Authority (BATA) reminds drivers that several important changes take effect July 1. These include the debut of congestion pricing -- also known as time-of-day pricing -- on the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge, which is by far the region's busiest toll bridge. Beginning July 1, auto tolls on the Bay Bridge will vary from $4 during...

2010-06-11 17:05:00

RIO VISTA, Calif., June 11 /PRNewswire/ -- With a toll increase on the Bay Area's seven state-owned bridges going into effect on July 1, 2010, the Bay Area Toll Authority (BATA) has expanded its FasTrak® retail distribution network to make it easier than ever for motorists to enjoy a faster commute. Central Solano County residents can now purchase a FasTrak transponder at the Rio Vista Delta Breeze Transit Information Center, located inside the Suisun/Fairfield Amtrak...

2010-05-13 13:39:00

OAKLAND, Calif., May 13 /PRNewswire/ -- With a toll increase on the Bay Area's seven state-owned bridges going into effect on July 1, 2010, the Bay Area Toll Authority (BATA) has expanded its FasTrak® retail distribution network to make it easier than ever for motorists to enjoy a faster commute. New FasTrak customers can now obtain toll tags at more than 125 Walgreens stores around the Bay Area as well as at some 100 Safeway supermarkets and two dozen Costco warehouses....

2009-08-31 14:00:00

OAKLAND, Calif., Aug. 31 /PRNewswire/ -- When westbound motorists cross the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge after the upcoming Labor Day weekend closure, some longtime fixtures in the toll plaza area will be conspicuous by their absence. Work crews will take advantage of the four-day closure to begin improving the right-hand side of the toll plaza area for FasTrak(R)-equipped vehicles approaching the bridge from Interstate 880 or West Grand Avenue. This will include removing the...


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omphalos
  • The navel or umbilicus.
  • In Greek archaeology: A central boss, as on a shield, a bowl, etc.
  • A sacred stone in the temple of Apollo at Delphi, believed by the Greeks to mark the 'navel' or exact center-point of the earth.
'Omphalos' comes from the ancient Greek.
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