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2011-07-01 02:01:00

OAKLAND, Calif., July 1, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The Bay Area Toll Authority (BATA) reminds drivers of big-rig trucks and other vehicles or combinations with more than two axles that their one-year exemption from the 2010 toll increase on the region's toll bridges has now expired. The first step in the two-phase toll increase for multi-axle vehicles took effect at 12 a.m. this morning and will remain in place through June 30, 2012. During this period, the toll for three-axle vehicles or...

2011-06-01 08:00:00

OAKLAND, Calif., June 1, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The Bay Area Toll Authority (BATA) reminds drivers of big-rig trucks and other vehicles or combinations with more than two axles that their one-year exemption from the 2010 toll increase on the region's toll bridges will expire at the end of this month. The first step in the two-phase toll increase for multi-axle vehicles takes effect July 1 and will remain in place through June 30, 2012. During this period, the toll for three-axle vehicles...

2011-05-02 14:00:00

OAKLAND, Calif., May 2, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The Bay Area Toll Authority (BATA) reminds drivers of big-rig trucks and other vehicles or combinations with more than two axles that their one-year exemption from the 2010 toll increase on the region's toll bridges will soon come to an end. The first step in the two-phase toll increase for multi-axle vehicles takes effect July 1 and will remain in place through June 30, 2012. During this period, the toll for three-axle vehicles or...

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...

2010-05-28 18:43:00

OAKLAND, Calif., May 28 /PRNewswire/ -- The constant hum of traffic near the Bay Bridge toll plaza will soon be punctuated by the rattling of jackhammers and the pounding of pile drivers as San Francisco-based Swinerton Builders begins construction next month on a new 22,600-square foot toll administration building in the parking lot directly east of the existing toll administration facility. At the same time, San Leandro-based Sausal Corp. will begin work nearby on a new 10,600-square...


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