NY and NJ motorists getting fucked

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  1. Shithead

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    New York and New Jersey drivers pay nearly one-third of all U.S. tolls, report says
    BY Brittany Robins
    NEW YORK DAILY NEWS
    Tuesday, October 6, 2015, 3:11 PM
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    New York and New Jersey drivers account for nearly one-third of all toll revenues amassed across the U.S., a new report says.
    Drivers in New York and New Jersey pay the heftiest price for their commutes — accounting for almost one-third of all tolls collected across the U.S., a new report says.

    The report, which was released by the International Bridges, Tunnels and Turnpike Association, indicated that drivers in the two states forked over an astounding $4 billion of the $13 billion in tolls accrued across the country.

    “The primary reason (for New York and New Jersey drivers paying the highest tolls) would be the concentration in the region of bridges and tunnels connecting the greater New York metro area,” said Neil Gray, director of government affairs at IBTTA.

    “The facilities have been in place for a long time, they were very expensive to build, they are expensive to maintain and they are tremendously expensive to replace.”

    Gray added that the greater New York metro area has a very high concentration of commuters, which is likely to account for the costliness.

    Of the 35 states and territories that have at least one tolled highway, bridge, or tunnel, according to the report, the New Jersey Turnpike Authority topped the list at a whopping $1.42 billion in toll revenue.

    The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey closely trailed as the second priciest toll crossings, yielding a costly $1.33 billion at the two tunnels and four bridges that connect the two neighboring states.

    At number three, the Metropolitan Transportation Authority amassed $1.23 billion at its various New York City tunnels and bridges.

    “This region has the most densely populated area as well as the most transportation and transit options available,” Gray said.

    “This is a reflection of the region finding a way to provide and maintain significant vital transportation linkages well in advance of the rest of the country.”

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    Experts say the population density and high number of bridges, tunnels and other crossings account for why New York and New Jersey drivers pay the most in tolls.
    Not only does the density of population and crossings account for the elevated tolls, but the actual prices of the New York and New Jersey crossings are steep.

    It costs a cool $16 just to access the Verrazanno Bridge, which links Brooklyn with Staten Island and is a major connector in the interstate highway system, according to the MTA.

    Similarly, commuters are expected to shell out a hefty $14 for all Port Authority junctions, according to the agency.

    What’s more, Port Authority tolls are expected to rise in December by $1 as part of the fifth toll hike since the plan was first approved in August 2011, according to the agency.

    But Gray maintains that tolls are a vital part of transportation and balancing budget.

    “Without the tolls these costs would have to be funded through the state or regional transportation budgets, most of which are pretty well constrained and already inadequate for maintaining the facilities they already have,” he said.
     
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    Liberal State.
     
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    And by Far the RUDEST AHole Toll Takers up and down the entire east coast.


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    Yup, drove to Pennsylvania this weekend and it was about $60 in tolls for the round trip total.
     
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    Tolls are bullshit. Don't they collect taxes to pay for the roads?
     
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    Liberal state with terrible roads and deteriorating bridges.
     
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    It costs me 1.60 to cross the Deleware from PA to go to work in New Jersey and come home every day.
     
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    it takes a lot of money to pay 5 guys watching 1 guy dig a hole
     
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    The Pennsylvania Turnpike was supposed to be a toll road only until it was paid for. Well, 60 some years later, they're still charging a toll.
     
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    New Tappan Zee Bridge
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    It costs me about $200 a month for tolls between the Parkway & Turnpike, plus another $300 in fuel.

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    I just heard it's $16 to go over the George Washington Bridge and $50 to park my car once in Manhattan. What a bargain.
     
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    Sucks.

    Never in my life have I ever driven on a toll road. We don't have them out here, I guess.
     
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    tolls(use tax) are a conservative concept, not a liberal one
     
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    Same here, but there is an optional toll road near me to get to Dallas, but I believe the speed limit is either 85 or unlimited. I suppose that's a perk for assholes in a hurry.
     
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    Tell me about it I'm leaving the nightmare. Fuck you NY/ NJ and cancer to ever put the raises in. Politicians suck cock in both states.
     
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    To top it off the scum bag politicians want to raise the gas tax again in jersey.
     
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    Isn't it gonna be $15 each way???
     
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    Sorry they spent your taxes on vote buying schemes.
     
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    yeah, i just looked it up.......from $4.75 ,just entering, now to $14 both ways.luckily i live upstate.
     
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