David Dodd 2:53 a.m., May 21
Will Reduced Tolls Increase South Bay Expressway Riders?
San Diego Association of Government, SANDAG, announced today that beginning June 30 tolls will be reduced for State Route 125/South Bay Expressway.
According to the press release, "New tolls will range from 50 cents to $2.75 for FasTrak users and from $2.00 to $3.50 for cash and credit card users. Current tolls are 85 cents to $3.85 for FasTrak users and $2.50 to $4.00 for cash and credit card users."
The Expressway has been underutilized since its construction. Many Californians are reluctant to pay a road toll, and some local residents have criticized the route the 10-mile road takes.
SANDAG chair Jerome Stocks expressed the hope that "lower tolls will draw traffic away from nearby congested arterial streets and Interstate 805, improving overall mobility in South Bay."