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Will the Bay Bridge’s surge pricing come to other bridges? | The Mercury News

Q: Has any other area had luck in managing traffic with surge pricing for bridge tolls? The San Mateo Bridge is super congested between 7 a.m. and 8 a.m.  Perhaps a discounted rate for crossing before 6 a.m. might help manage traffic patterns. I hope I don’t have to get going that early on my commute, though.

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A: Yes, and a good example is almost at your front door. The Bay Bridge began congestion pricing nine years ago. Drivers pay $7 for peak hours (5 a.m to 10 a.m., and 3 p.m. to 7 p.m.) and $5 for all other weekday times.

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