California Supreme Court ends legal limbo for over $545 million in Bay Area bridge tolls

Traffic backs up at the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge toll plaza on August 24 in Oakland, California. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

More than $545 million in Bay Area bridge tolls are now free to fund transit and highway projects across the region after the California Supreme Court ended a legal battle between a crusading anti-tax group and the Bay Area’s bridge authority.

Transit planners are breathing a collective sigh of relief after the court decision on Tuesday. If the lawsuit from the Howard Jarvis Taxpayers Association succeeded the region’s entire transportation financing map would have been upended. Projects like BART through San Jose, ferry

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