I always laugh at tolls. Usage tax is different. Use ten feet of asphalt,pay each time.. usage. Tolls.. well your local state and federal taxes just aren’t cutting it.. so we need you to pay an additional tax and we will call it usage. It sounds better than how many times will idiots say ok to paying for the same ten feet of asphalt tax.
So toll roads on lots of places are in terrible shape, oh then we need a billion dollar stimulus. Some fancy signage saying thank you tax payers for your state, local, federal tax, and your tolls and.. your one Billion dollar union bailout.
If toll roads work, why are they in such bad shape?
You scoffed at the concept. The original concept worked OK. You’re adding in all the complexities of the government system which make it moot.
But then, I just read about a Texas “private” toll road that isn’t doing so well. Yes, right here on FR. So, not all private stuff is so perfect, either.