Tolls on 7 San Francisco area bridges increase by $1

Tolls on the San Francisco Bay Area's seven state-owned bridges are now $1 more. 

As of Jan. 1, the rush-hour tolls on the Bay Bridge are now $7, up from $6, and the toll during off-commute hours is now $5. For a person who drives over that bridge every work day during the peak hours, minus two weeks for vacation, that totals $1,750 a year. 

The Bay Area Toll Authority says the price is now $6 at the Antioch, Benicia-Martinez, Carquinez, Dumbarton, Richmond-San Rafael and San Mateo-Hayward bridges. 

The increases are the result of a regional measure passed by voters in June.

The hikes are the first on the bridges since 2010. Tolls will increase again by $1 in January 2022 and January 2025.

The Golden Gate Bridge is independently owned and operated and not impacted by the measure passing.