Golden Gate Bridge tests new toll system

The future will arrive, under the cover of darkness, at the Golden Gate Bridge on Wednesday morning, though drivers probably won’t notice anything unusual other than a preponderance of TV trucks.
At about 5 a.m., the bridge district plans to switch on its new all-electronic toll-collection system, which will eliminate toll collectors when it’s fully implemented in March. For now, though, toll takers will coexist with the high-tech equipment as the Golden Gate tests the state’s first human-free, cash-free toll-taking operation on a bridge.