Listen: Dumbarton Carquinez Venetia And Antioch Bridges, Bay Bridge, Kcbs discussed on 24 Hour News
"Get ready to pay more to cross a bay area bridge. The bay area toll authority says come January first tolls will go up one dollar on the bay area. Ios seven state owned bridges that includes the bay bridge, the San Mateo Hayward bridge, the Richmond San Rafael bridge as well. As the Dumbarton carquinez Venetia and Antioch bridges. It's the first toll increase on those bridges in nine years. More than two hundred thousand Californians who use HOV stickers to drive alone. In the carpool lane stand to lose that privilege on the first of the year as KCBS is making gold speed explains. The California Air Resources board is changing the rules about who can have a sticker because those lanes right now are just so congested. They were never meant to last forever. Well, the idea between these stickers was to really accelerate early adoption and over the past few years these programs go back to nineteen ninety nine for people that bought them towards the tail end of these programs. They all bought them with a pretty short expiration date and says John Swanton air pollution specialists or the California Air Resources board for the programs to continue their mission. They need to apply to only the cutting edge purchases that means electric and plug in hybrid. These types of incentives are absolutely essential in getting these vehicles to marketplace. But at some point there becomes so many vehicles that we really can't continue to offer this type of incentive to everyone. So this is a way of the legislature really addressing a fair sort of wind down of the program without bringing it to a complete halt two thirds of the people who now have stickers will see them expire on New Year's day. And some who have bought newer cars will be able to reapply. But Swanton says let's remember the actual goal of the carpool lane here is to have more than one person in each car on the road. Owed gold speak KCBS, cannabis businesses have been banned from the city of mill pitas, a decision that a number of residents say they support KCBS Jennifer Hodges reporting from that city in the streets of Milpitas residents over and over told us there's enough pot in nearby San Jose. They're happy overall the ban was enacted. My."