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Coronado Considers Toll to Ease Traffic

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Aired 5/11/09

Coronado is considered a paradise by many. But as traffic clogs the streets, the city is now looking at options like a new toll on the bridge to alleviate congestion on it streets.

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Above: Should Coronado introduce a bridge toll and use the revenues to build an underground tunnel to ease traffic in the city? KPBS digital reporter Sharon Heilbrunn reports.

The San Diego-Coronado Bridge
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Above: The San Diego-Coronado Bridge

Maureen Cavanaugh: Just when you thought it was safe to have no cash in your pocket when you drove over the San Diego-Coronado Bridge comes news that Coronado is considering another toll. Currently, no bridge toll proposal has been approved, and even if it were approved, the toll would probably not go into effect until 2019. Even so, for those of us still celebrating the end of the last toll seven years ago, it's a bit unsettling to hear another one may be in the works.

For their part, many Coronado officials say the traffic congestion on the island is getting out of control, and money from a bridge toll is needed to provide funds for new traffic solutions

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Casey Tanaka, mayor of Coronado.

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Monica | May 26, 2009 at 6:34 p.m. ― 5 years, 6 months ago

I think that there should not be a toll for the Coronado Bridge. There was a toll a few years back and my understanding is, that it was discontinued because the bridge was now "paid for". There is not reason for travelers to have to pay a toll at this point. I personally like to come to Coronado Dog Beach and would not be able to do so if there were a toll.

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