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Tolls should be on the Ballot
Governor O'Neil deserved a lot of credit when, after some
horrific accidents at toll booths, he removed tolls from
But times change, we now have a Republican Governor and the Transportation
Strategy Board (TSB) has vacancies. Chairman of the TSB has a
company which specializes in outsourcing. Southeast Connecticut did
not have any representation on the TSB when ,in its wisdom, it
recommended that the solution for funding Connecticut highways
is, guess what, highway tolls.
Never mind that we are fighting a war for oil and that our
military in other parts of the world acts as a security force for
the oil companies, never mind experts that tell us we are now at or
near peak oil production, never mind that burning oil is a major
contributor to environmental damage and global warming. The TSB
recommendation is an enabler of higher volume highways, increased
gasoline usage, more pollution, more wait time at toll booths, and
technology notwithstanding, more unsafe highways.
They have a way with language though: (From the Day)
Lapp, executive director of the South Western Regional Planning
Agency, suggested that for political reasons the board avoid using
the word “tolls” at all, sticking instead to
“congestion pricing.” ' Anyone who has taken a
long drive will not be fooled. There will be lines at toll booths
and there will be those jumping lanes to try to get to the correct
lane for their payment type, and there will be mishaps at toll
booths. Express lanes are of dubious value.
If autos and trucks could be loaded onto the train, maybe
traffic could be reduced, a long-term I95 expansion forgone,
and the system made more efficient. The auto train is very
popular between Virginia and Florida, why not expand it to include
the Northeast corridor.
It appears that by recommending tolls, that consideration
of alternative highway funding methods will be ruled out.
Casual observation suggests that since gasoline prices have
increased, I95 has not had gridlock. Increased gasoline prices tend
to reduce highway usage, decrease fuel consumption, lessen
pollutants, encourage more efficient vehicles, and lessen
dependence on foreign oil...all worthy goals. Increased gasoline
taxes could be a better highway funding approach.
On the other hand, restoring highway tolls in Connecticut
enable what other Republican states have done. That is, privatize
them and sell them for a huge one-time windfall.
As a minimum, detailed analysis should be made public, and
choices should be on the ballot.
I have changed my mind about
highway tolls since getting
EZPASS. No fumbling for coins, no need to even slow down much, and no
need to congest highways, so I don't mind tolls any more.
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