After tolls and tax increases people end up cashless even a few hours into payday.
All the easier for ‘big brother’ to monitor your every move.
So all the Ewwwww Yuckers driving down will be stopped at the border?
How will tourist without a toll tag pay these tools?
Looks like I won’t ever visit and spend my money in that State, for the rest of my life.
This note is legal tender for all debts, public and private.
Time for a "Follow That Dream" remake!
Keeping options open is always a good idea.
So what? Taxachusetts did the same thing some time ago. The business making serious bucks are the rental car agencies at Logan Airport in Boston. It’s damned near impossible to leave or enter the grounds without paying a bridge or tunnel toll of some sort. So, when you rent a car, they’ll also “loan” you a toll pass transponder, at $4/usage day, plus the price of the tolls. Since there’s no way to pay the toll using U.S. legal tender bills, you really have no choice in the situation.
I was just there, and the only toll “stations” I went through, I think, were heading out of the airport and heading back in a week later. Got a $18.00 charge for the service!
OK, I’m a TN resident who might want to take a trip to FL and use that toll way. No problem paying the tolls but how do I do it if they won’t take cash?? Good idea for the locals but tough for the tourists.
Having been to FL for work many times, the toll roads are havoc for we visitors and tourists. Sometimes you don’t know there’s a toll. Sometimes you need exact change. Once or twice, I admit, I just drove without paying - figured they’d bill my rental company. I like living in a state without toll roads.
Now there is nothing wrong per se with private roads charging a toll. State roads, well, I guess the citizens of the state have decided but my opinion is charge a gas tax to amortize the cost. The whole state benefits from roads whether you particularly drive on them or not. I live in a state that regularly pilfers all excise taxes for the general fund but if it were managed properly it is approximately equitable to charge some pennies per gallon to cover the costs of all roads and highways.
Some freeper called the I-4 the DIE4. I call the Happiest Highway in Earth for all the times the family drove down 95 and made the exit to I4 indicating we are close to Disney and like. I remember when the I4 was just two lanes for each carriageway.
Classic government expansion. Tolls were originally sold as a way to pay for the construction of new roads. Soon the revenues are absorbed by the government’s endless appetite for more money.
The cashless tolls will increase the cost to average folks who don’t have a toll tag, with toll by mail costing a factor of two or three times more than the actual toll that was originally paid in cash.
As technology keeps expanding, we are screwed.
An even safer method — is to discontinue the crappy tolls and just get rid of them.
Given all the taxes we pay the government(s) should provide open free roads.
While they built the gantry type toll plaza on Commercial blvd.
They tied up traffic at Leesburg for a year putting a regular toll plaza.
While they installed 8 toll booths they only have 4 open at any given time.
So, they’re going to eliminate 2 toll plazas. Big deal.......
Why not just eliminate the tolls as they promised once the bonds were paid off
Liberal government (redundancy) screwing poor people. Who’d have guessed that would happen?
Pssh. There is literally, in the true classic sense that our government lords do not tax. Name one.
Legal tender is now illegal.