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New toll-collecting system at Golden Gate Bridge

  It’s the end of an era for toll collectors who said their goodbyes this week as the iconic bridge switched over to electronic transponders that track what motorists pay. NBC’s Brian Williams reports.

Human touch becomes history as Golden Gate moves to all-electronic tolls

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - In her job as a toll collector on the Golden Gate Bridge, Jacquie Dean has watched a cavalcade of humanity roll past her booth, from naked partiers to a generous soul who handed her a lobster dinner one holiday. Full story

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