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List: How the toll to the Bay Bridge is now calculated 

Wednesday, Jul 7 2010
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Drivers say they are confused by the new system of bridge tolls instituted last week. How is the toll to cross the Bay Bridge now calculated?

• The toll is $6 for vehicles with two or fewer axles and $8 for vehicles with more than two axles, unless you carpool, in which case you can deduct one wheel for every passenger

• Cars are charged an additional 25 cents per bumper sticker

• There's a 20 percent discount if your car is registered in a state that supports gay marriage

• There are different tolls for "peak hour," "off-peak hour," and "don't you have a job?" commuters

• To encourage conservation, the toll is divisible by your gas mileage

• Residents of Arizona are charged an additional $10 in blood money

• Toll collectors are authorized to impose an additional $1 surcharge if they think you've been appreciating the bridge aesthetically

• An extra $2 because ... because we fucking told you so!

• Carpool lanes will now be the most expensive, because cars in those lanes are always carrying more people

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