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GaPilot

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[Serious] Interstate Toll Lane

What gives GA the right to put a toll on a federal hwy system paid for by federal tax money from everyone. If we let this continue we will soon have a collection toll box by our driveways. Talk about greed in our gov.



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The federal government does:

»ops.fhwa.dot.gov/tolling_pricing···ndex.htm

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Re: [Serious] Interstate Toll Lane

HAHAHAHA, epic!


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The government can do this, but the real question is, WHY did they create these lanes? All they have done is cause worse traffic buildup in the regular travel lanes and on side streets as people try to negotiate around the traffic. This also causes delays for commerce as trucks are caught up in the same traffic.



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said by NgtFlyer:

The government can do this, but the real question is, WHY did they create these lanes?

I thought it was obvious; it is a bold faced money grab.

I saw the "up $0.90 per mile" and saw it for what it was. Once people realized they would be spending over $100 a month, the complaints really started.

It is a way to tax drivers more, nothing less.
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Re: [Serious] Interstate Toll Lane

Unless you carpool 3 or more people, then free all day! It's supposed to encourage more carpooling.
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I like the toll lanes. Allows me to commute to work faster when I need to, at a minimum expense. You don't have to take the express lane if you don't want to. Not sure why people are so agitated about it.



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said by eatchicken :

I like the toll lanes. Allows me to commute to work faster when I need to, at a minimum expense. You don't have to take the express lane if you don't want to. Not sure why people are so agitated about it.

I think one thing people are angry with is that instead of creating an additional lane for the toll lane, they used an existing one, creating even more traffic congestion in the remaining lanes.
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said by eatchicken :

I like the toll lanes. Allows me to commute to work faster when I need to, at a minimum expense. You don't have to take the express lane if you don't want to. Not sure why people are so agitated about it.

People are agitated as the express lanes were built on our wallets years ago due to air quality issues, and possible federal penalties due to excessive emissions, potentially resulting in lost federal road money.

Currently we are constantly bombarded with info on the 'clean air campaign'. Car pool, find people in your neighborhood to car with, it will save you thousands of dollars of dollars in fuel and maintenance.. it's the right thing to do!

(not an actual quote)

"But hey, we understand.. if you need to get to I285 from sugerloaf quick, we got ya covered for a buck twenty five. Tow your boat in your hummer, we don't care, just give us $1.25."

It's what's commonly known as a "lexus lane".. It's a mixed message.. It says we're all about clean air and stuff, but pay us enough, and we can ignore all that.

Also is the issue of adjustable prices due to demand, as the price goes up as the traffic flow increases. If I sold generators and a storm hit, my raising prices due to the circumstance is called 'price gouging', and I get arrested, while the GDOT labels it flow control.

Price control the express lanes, or sell me "clean air", both simply don't work.

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I think the reaction would have been very different if a new lane was built.