Hertz scraps surprise fees for crossing Golden Gate Bridge, pays $3.65 million to San Francisco

Tourists who drive a Hertz rental car across the Golden Gate Bridge no longer have to worry about a surprise fee popping up on their bill, under a settlement that San Francisco City Attorney Dennis Herrera will announce Tuesday.

Hertz and its business partner, American Traffic Solutions Inc., will pay San Francisco $3.65 million to settle the case that Herrera brought against them for “gouging” drivers. When the city sued them in 2017, the companies were charging service fees that raised the price of crossing the bridge significantly— up to $32 for one trip.