Important Change for Vets Eligible for Travel Reimbursement - San Francisco VA Health Care System
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San Francisco VA Health Care System

 

Important Change for Vets Eligible for Travel Reimbursement

Cars going through toll gates at the Golden Gate Bridge.

The Golden Gate Bridge will assess tolls electronically starting March 27, 2013. This affects Veterans eligible for travel reimbursement, who submit receipts for Golden Gate Bridge tolls.

Thursday, March 21, 2013

Veterans who are eligible for travel expense reimbursement, take heed – the Golden Gate Bridge is changing the way it assesses tolls. Starting March 27, 2013, the Golden Gate Bridge will assess all tolls electronically. No more stopping in the toll lanes.

This change affects enrolled Veterans who are eligible for reimbursement for travel expenses, and who submit receipts for toll reimbursements after crossing the Golden Gate Bridge.

Veterans will still be required to provide a valid receipt to get reimbursed for the tolls, to be filed within 30 days after crossing the Golden Gate Bridge.

Starting March 27, 2013, there are four ways to pay for Golden Gate Bridge tolls:

(1) FasTrak (prepaid)
FasTrak users must have their transponders on file with the San Francisco VA Medical Center's Travel Office. What may be used as a FasTrak receipt? Bring your FasTrak transponder to Travel Pay for a one-time transponder registration. After that no further documentation is needed.

(2) License Plate Account (prepaid)
What may be used as a License Plate Account receipt? Bring proof of license plate account prepayment.

(3) One-Time Payment (prepaid or paid within 48 hours after crossing)
What may be used as a One-Time Payment receipt? Bring proof of one-time prepayment or proof of payment.

(4) Toll invoice mailed to you (sent after 48 hours of crossing the bridge if you haven’t paid the toll). Note: An invoice will be mailed to the address on file associated with your vehicle’s license plate. What may be used as a toll invoice receipt? Your toll invoice (toll bill).

A receipt may be also obtained from the Round House after driving past the toll lanes. It is open 7 days a week from 9:30 a.m. – 5 p.m.

For more information and important details about how to pay Golden Gate Bridge tolls, visit http://goldengate.org/tolls. For general information about the Golden Gate Bridge call (415) 921-5858. FasTrak questions? (877) 229-8655. For trip planning, call 511.

San Francisco VA Medical Center point of contact: Beneficiary Travel Office (415) 750-2116.

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