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Senators approve $1 raise in SF bridge tolls
State senators Thursday approved a deal reached with Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger that would boost tolls at least $1 on most Bay Area bridges to help pay for earthquake safety upgrades, including a new eastern span of the Bay Bridge.
The bill would raise tolls on the Bay Bridge and six other state-owned bridges from $3 to $4 starting Jan. 1, 2007. The toll on the Golden Gate Bridge, which is operated by the Golden Gate Bridge, Highway and Transportation District, would remain $5.