No more free rides for carpoolers, kids. Crossing the Bay Bridge and other spans, if you've got three or more passengers, will be going from $0 to $2.50 on July 1, and the Golden Gate Bridge people are considering a similar hike that would charge carpoolers $3, because the Golden Gate just has to be 50 cents more special.

We feel this sucks on multiple levels, because really, how motivated will those folks doing the casual carpool in the East Bay really be to keep queuing up waiting for passengers if they've still got to pay, and if the traffic will be slowed anyway by people not realizing they have to pay and getting hung up at the toll. This could have a significant environmental impact, no?

The people from Marin can afford it, but whatever.