Public meeting on toll increase — Bridge the Gap!

"The Bay Area Toll Authority (BATA) is considering a toll increase on the seven state-owned Bay Area toll bridges (all but the Golden Gate) to help finance seismic retrofit projects on the Antioch and Dumbarton bridges. BATA is asking for your input on the toll increase so this is a perfect time to ask them to dedicate some part of that toll revenue to completing the Bay Bridge West Span pathway project and bridging the gap. Come to BATA’s public meeting in San Francisco and let them know you want them to take a piece of that toll increase and apply it to finishing the Bay Bridge job to make it accessible for non-motorized travelers."

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