New Fastrak lanes open on Bay Bridge
January 23, 2006
San Francisco (BCN) - Two new toll lanes on the Bay Bridge have
been converted to dedicated FasTrak lanes, increasing the total
number of such dedicated lanes on the bridge to seven.
The California Department of Transportation had intended to paint
the new lane markers on Dec. 19, but heavy rains prevented the
work until Sunday morning, according to Caltrans.
Sunday evening traffic was moving smoothly through the lanes.
Caltrans spokesman Jeff Weiss said in an interview in December
that he expected the new lanes to initially slow the morning commute,
but eventually to ease it as more commuters begin using the FasTrak
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