Monday, January 29, 2018

Virginia I-66 Tolls Out of Control: Commuters Clobbered with $44 One Way in Tolls

By Terri Hall

Despite managed lanes’ popularity with politicians driven by dollar signs and the ability to outsource this tax decision to unelected bureaucrats and even private, global corporations, tolls are not only becoming increasingly unpopular with the public, they’re financially unsustainable. The very financial existence of some families is threatened by these totally outlandish toll rates. It’s no longer a decision about whether a family can afford to eat out this month – tolls this high literally impact whether or not to have children or continue working where the cost now outweighs the benefit.........

Rub your eyes and read that again. Tolls have become the new ‘drug’ of choice for politicians and bureaucrats. It’s become a legalized form of highway robbery. ........Often toll advocates say if you can’t pay the toll, get on a bus or carpool........ (Editor's Note:  Does that sound eeriely like "Let them eat cake" to anyone besides me?) ......Managed lanes also play into the hands of progressives who want to control people’s commute and use it to create barriers for cars, while making it easier for transit and carpoolers to get around. The idea is to get you out of your vehicle and into mass transit. However, after 45 years of collecting data, Federal Highway Administration statistics show transit ridership remains flat...............

Tolls driven by greed

Despite managed lanes’ popularity with politicians driven by dollar signs and the ability to outsource this tax decision to unelected bureaucrats and even private, global corporations, tolls are not only becoming increasingly unpopular with the public, they’re financially unsustainable. ............. To Read More
 

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