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2012-12-19 Economy
US Highiways and Bridges for Sale
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Posted by Dale 2012-12-19 09:54|| E-Mail|| Front Page|| [252 views ]  Top

#1 Tolls here we come.We will have to file a flight plan to drive in the future.Meet and greet friendly TSA workers with doggies.
Posted by Dale 2012-12-19 09:59||   2012-12-19 09:59|| Front Page Top

#2 And the funding from fuel and vehicle taxes that was originally collected to pay for roads and bridges, where did that get off to ?
Posted by Besoeker 2012-12-19 11:12||   2012-12-19 11:12|| Front Page Top

#3 California's thieves have raided the gas tax for decades
Posted by Frank G 2012-12-19 11:25||   2012-12-19 11:25|| Front Page Top

#4 This bridge across the Wabash River was built in 1930. Due to "hard times" a .05 cent toll was charged to cover the cost. The bridge was paid off in the 1950's.
Posted by Besoeker 2012-12-19 11:35||   2012-12-19 11:35|| Front Page Top

#5 Besoeker, whatever gave you the idea that the highway fuel tax was sufficient to pay for all the roads?

Toll roads are a fact of life and have been for decades. I've been driving them on a frequent basis and have no problem with it. I have a transponder on my windshield -- zip through the toll arch, here's my money at 70 mph, and off I go.

If the toll ensures that the road is safe, maintained and wide enough to permit me and all the other morons out there with me passage, I'm good with it.
Posted by Steve White 2012-12-19 12:11||   2012-12-19 12:11|| Front Page Top

#6 I'm not at all certain it is Doctor, but as a taxpayer, I would like to know where those dollars go. I believe you frequently drive I-90 into the city. Can you or anyone else provide a lay-down on what the Illinois Tollway Authority collects each day, week, month, year? At over a dollar per axel, it has to be buttloads!

(last time I passed through Hoffman Estates and Elgin and westward, the speed limit was 45mph due to construction. Nobody was driving 70 and the toll was not reduced)
Posted by Besoeker 2012-12-19 12:33||   2012-12-19 12:33|| Front Page Top

#7 Yeah, it's going to get depressing when you have to pay a chinese company to drive on our own roads some day.
What isn't for sale in this county? And what will they do after the yard sale is over and all we're left with is a bunch of rotting junk, most of it made in the years after WWII? Our infrastucture in this country must be the worst of all the developed nations.
Posted by bigjim-CA 2012-12-19 18:34||   2012-12-19 18:34|| Front Page Top

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