October 04

An Appreciation: Edward Galland Zelinsky
Gridlock, Ferries & Peter Grenell
Amtrak to Portland
Tiburon a town of Grace and Fun
Sprawl Is All Around
14 SF Taste of Greece Festival All About Choices
Bay Crossings Cuisine
Bay Area Tollpayers Race Clock To Take Advantage of FasTrakTM Discount
Drinkin’ in Dogpatch and dancin’ on the Third Rail
Middle Harbor Shoreline Park Debuts
Fall into Jack’s New Tapas
Port of San Francisco First West Coast Seaport to Install Radiation
Bay Round Up
Barrel of Fun
San Francisco Welcomes the US Navy
Boating Calendar
Berkeley Ferry Service
Community Calendar
Best Alternative for Bay Bridge Replacement Is Awarding Current Bid



Bay Area Tollpayers Race Clock To Take Advantage of FasTrakTM Discount

While there is no expiration date on the speed and convenience of electronic toll collection, Bay Area motorists have only about five more weeks to take advantage of the $1 toll discount available through October 31 to drivers who use FasTrakTM to pay for their passage across the region’s seven state-owned toll bridges. Once the calendar turns to November, tolls on these bridges will be set at $3 for all cars and light trucks — the same rate paid since July 1 by drivers who use cash to pay their tolls on the state-owned bridges.

“It’s always a good time to save money,” said Rod McMillan, manager of Bridge and Highway Operations for the Metropolitan Transportation Commission (MTC) and the Bay Area Toll Authority (BATA), noting that it’s never too late for drivers to enroll in the FasTrakTM program. “And the sooner you sign up, the more money you’ll save.”

Drivers can enroll in the FasTrakTM program online at ww.511.org or by calling 888.725.TRAK (8725). Enrollees can expect to receive their FasTrakTM transponders within seven to 10 days of application. Motorists who walk into the MTC/BATA FasTrakTM customer service center at 1849 Willow Pass Road in Concord will receive their transponders immediately.

FasTrakTM is compatible on all Bay Area toll bridges including the seven state-owned spans and the Golden Gate Bridge, which is operated by the Golden Gate Bridge, Highway and Transportation District.

MTC is the transportation planning, financing and coordinating agency for the nine-county San Francisco Bay Area.