The toll increase won't affect some of you out there as people who have a FasTrak will get an amnesty as it were and won't see the toll increase until February. The reason why FasTrak users get to be the lucky one's is because Caltrans is really pressing to get everyone to use it. They're so into getting people to sign up for it that they're even setting up booths at toll plazas to help people sign out if they want to. Why all the pressing is because those things help cut down on traffic and the pollution that all the traffic could cause. If you don’t have one yet, FasTrak is a pretty handy, actually. Still, we have a feeling being a toll booth collector isn't a great career path these days.
For more information on FasTrak and to sign up for one, go here.