Asked in downtown Mountain View. Photos and interviews by Nick Veronin.
"I support the fully automated bridge toll-taking. It's a pain to carry cash in the car all the time; I never have it anyway. So, for me, it's just going to make life easier."
David Haley, Los Altos
"I'm in full support of the automated system. You know, I think it has huge upsides. I don't carry much cash. I would love to see it on all Bay Area bridges. I think it's a good idea and helpful to the average person. Plus, it speeds things up, it would seem."
Steve Saccone, Mountain View
"I'm for it. I just got my FasTrak. The only thing that would be better is if they would drop the tolls. There's no reason for those tolls. I come from Pittsburgh, ... and there aren't any tolls on (our) bridges. ... The only thing more idiotic than making people pay tolls to cross a bridge is to make them stop their 4,000-ton car and hand somebody $6."
Joe DiNucci, Saratoga
"I'd say it's unfortunate for the people involved (who may lose their jobs), but it's probably a good move for efficiency."
Stephen Curran, Mountain View
"As somebody who has lived back East for a number of years, automation back there included an option to have a cash drop. It was fully automated from the standpoint that you could use plastic, you could have a transponder, or if you were a visitor and you didn't have access to any of those things you could have a cash option. If you're going to fully automate it, have an option for cash, as well."
Carolyn Robertson, Campbell
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