Beginning January 1, 2023, a new California law - Assembly Bill 2949 will grant eligible veterans of the U.S. armed forces free tolls on California toll bridges. Vehicles registered to a veteran displaying eligible license plates will be exempt from paying tolls to cross the Golden Gate Bridge as well as the seven state-owned bridges (Antioch, Benicia-Martinez, Carquinez, Dumbarton, San Francisco-Oakland-Bay, Richmond-San Rafael and San Mateo-Hayward). The free-passage benefit does not apply to Express Lanes.
Who is eligible to receive a toll exemption?
To be eligible for the toll exemption program, veterans must have a license plate with one of the following designations on their registered vehicle: Congressional Medal of Honor, Disabled Veteran, Legion of Valor, Pearl Harbor Survivor, Ex-Prisoner of War or Purple Heart. Eligible veterans do not currently need to have a FasTrak account, although a FasTrak-enrollment requirement will be instituted in the future. To avoid being charged a toll, veterans who already are FasTrak customers must place their FasTrak toll tag in a Mylar bag provided by FasTrak so they will not be charged for that particular trip when traveling through bridge toll plazas. Mylar bags may be ordered for free by logging into your FasTrak® account and selecting "Vehicles and Tags" then "Request Toll Tag Supplies" or by calling the FasTrak Customer Service Center at 877-BAY-TOLL.
Topic: Toll Bridges