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Hi-Tech Golden Gate Bridge

More details have emerged on how the all-electronic tolls will work at the Golden Gate Bridge once they get rid of all the toll booth operators. The new system will be activated in all toll lanes in December (but workers will still be on hand to collect payments), and by February the only options for drivers will be signing up for FasTrak, opening a pay-as-you-go license plate account, or making a one-time payment before the transit district mails a bill. So basically if you don't have an account set up, you'll get an invoice mailed to you. 70% of drivers already use FastTrak on the bridge, implying that most of the people to get the bills in the mail will be the confused tourists driving slowly to take photos. [SF Gate/Photo: Shawn Ford]