The rule would go into effect early next year.
Seven state bridges are crossed to circulate through the San Francisco Bay Area. Tours that could cost much more if a bill that already has favorable approval from the Senate and proposes an increase of 1.5 dollars over five years is approved.
It was the Transportation Committee of the California Assembly that voted to promote this project, which already had the endorsement of the Senate. The idea of SB532 is to benefit, with the collection, public transportation.
Scott Weiner is a Democratic Senator from San Francisco and is the author of this project. He proposes using these funds to prevent service outages and maintain safety and cleanliness. “We must all be deeply committed to a future with public transportation, which is why I filed SB532,” the representative clarified.
This increase would be in force from January of next year until December 2008. It is expected to generate an income of 180 million annually to improve the income of transit operators where there is currently a “financial deficit”, according to what is stated.
The rule will impact the: San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge, the San Mateo-Hayward Bridge, the Richmond-San Rafael Bridge, the Dumbarton Bridge, the Carquinez Bridge, the Benicia-Martínez Bridge, and the Antioch Bridge.
Of course, a sector spoke out against this project and argued that an increase in tolls will affect those who have less income. For the moment, it is possible to wait for the vote to see if this proposal returns to the Senate, in the case of requiring modifications, or if it is definitively approved and implemented.