Nationwide, toll plazas are being replaced by FasTrak-style services or a camera that notes your license plate and mails you a bill. Case study: San Francisco and the Golden Gate Bridge.
How much San Francisco will save in salaries and benefits to toll takers over eight years
Number of cars that paid the bridge's toll last fiscal year
Percentage of those cars that paid cash, rather than FasTrak
Non-FasTrak cars that will now be mailed a bill, rather than stopping to pay in cash (assuming FasTrak usage remains the same)
Max annual salary of the former Golden Gate toll takers
Rough salary of the San Francisco mail carriers who will now be doing the toll takers' job
[Illustration by Luke Bott]
A version of this article appeared in the April 2013 issue of Fast Company magazine.