San Francisco Superior Court Tosses Out Lawsuit Blocking Voter-Approved Toll Increases


A San Francisco Superior Court judge is tossing a lawsuit trying to block the voter-approved toll increases on the Bay Area’s state-owned bridges. A taxpayer advocacy group filed the lawsuit in July arguing the toll hike was actually a tax, which would require a two-thirds majority vote. The measure was approved by a 55 percent majority. Last week’s ruling clears the way for the toll funds to help finance four-and-a-half-billion-dollars in regional transportation and public transit projects.