California: As Bay Area bridge tolls go electronic, toll booths will soon disappear

Now that all seven Bay Area bridges have transitioned to electronic tolling, transportation officials are working on a plan to replace toll booths with overhead apparatuses.

Work is underway to implement what the Bay Area Toll Authority refers to as Open Road Tolling, a process that could take up to five years. Project Manager Jeff Gerbracht said Wednesday that means removing toll booths and installing overhead gantries equipped with improving vehicle detection for toll payments.