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Unread 04-03-2012, 08:46 AM
 
Location: Connecticut
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Pennsylvania was also turned downed recently for trying to add a toll to I-81 which I think is a.k.a "The Pennsylvania turnpike"

How does Delaware get away with having a toll on I-95 at the DE/MD border ?

All this talk of tolls and no one remembers there was a toll on the old charter oak bridge in Hartford? That was the loneliest bridge I ever saw since everyone would take alternate routes even though it only costs .35 cents

 
Unread 04-04-2012, 06:06 AM
 
Location: Connecticut
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Originally Posted by MrGompers View Post
Pennsylvania was also turned downed recently for trying to add a toll to I-81 which I think is a.k.a "The Pennsylvania turnpike"

How does Delaware get away with having a toll on I-95 at the DE/MD border ?

All this talk of tolls and no one remembers there was a toll on the old charter oak bridge in Hartford? That was the loneliest bridge I ever saw since everyone would take alternate routes even though it only costs .35 cents
Those days of the charter Oak Bridge being lonely are long gone. It now serves as the connection between I-84 east of Hartford and I-91 south of Hartford. There are so many cars using it now that there are backups on ramps to/from I-91 and the state will need to widen them in the future. It is already on the regional planning agency's list of projects.

As for the toll in Delaware, it was built before the highway became I-95. Same goes for highways like the Pennsylvania Turnpike, the New Jersey Turnpike and the New York Thruway. Even though they are designated interstate highways, they were not built as one. Jay
 
Unread 04-04-2012, 06:12 AM
 
Location: Live in NY State, (sometimes) work in CT
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Originally Posted by MrGompers View Post
Pennsylvania was also turned downed recently for trying to add a toll to I-81 which I think is a.k.a "The Pennsylvania turnpike"

How does Delaware get away with having a toll on I-95 at the DE/MD border ?

All this talk of tolls and no one remembers there was a toll on the old charter oak bridge in Hartford? That was the loneliest bridge I ever saw since everyone would take alternate routes even though it only costs .35 cents
PA wanted it on I-80 in the Poconos (and I believe on I-81 through the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre area), the PA Turnpike by definition is tolled since it was built before Interstates and was "grandfathered in" (which BTW is I-76 in the south of the state with an extension called I-476 going north from suburban Philly to Scranton.

Delaware the same reason, it's a turnpike built before the Interstates. Again, CT had the same "grandfathering" but chose (wisely I think, though a border toll a la I-95 in NY might have still made sense) to give them up. Even NY gave up some of their old "parkway" tolls at the NYC/Westchester border bad around the same time CT gave them up.
 
Unread 04-04-2012, 07:01 AM
 
Location: CT - close to coast
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8:45am April 4, wpqe.

Accident Merrit north before exit 39. Just happened. 4 cars involved. Car on left up ahead badly damaged in front end.

 
Unread 04-04-2012, 07:02 AM
 
Location: CT - close to coast
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And now accident Southbound near exit 49. Southbound is closed!! Cops on scene.
 
Unread 04-04-2012, 07:04 AM
 
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Pennsylvania was also turned downed recently for trying to add a toll to I-81 which I think is a.k.a "The Pennsylvania turnpike"
The PA Turnpike is 545 miles aka I76 I276 I376 I476. It appears to receive no state or federal highway funding. As I understand it, besides self funding their operation, they now (after the feds turned down PA's request to add tolls to I80) direct newly hiked toll revenues to PennDOT for maintenance on other PA roads and Interstates. This is partly driven by reduced gas tax revenues from lower consumption. Nothing is simple. This situation is similar in other states.

Get to Know Us - PA Turnpike
(http://www.paturnpike.com/gettoknowus/act44.aspx - broken link)
 
Unread 04-04-2012, 01:57 PM
 
Location: Fairfield County, CT
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Camb...

Do you listen to a scanner and hop in your car to go check out the accident scene? Just curious - you always seem to have firsthand pics...
 
Unread 04-04-2012, 02:06 PM
 
Location: CT - close to coast
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Camb...

Do you listen to a scanner and hop in your car to go check out the accident scene? Just curious - you always seem to have firsthand pics...
No scanner. No internet. No TV. No checking before I hit the road. The Very Last thing on Earth I want to do is sit in traffic to get a picture. LOL. But I'm glad you brought that up. I'm glad someone realizes these are just me witnessing these things when I'm on the road. Can you imagine when I'm not on it??

I do a lot of driving for work but literally on the highways twice a day (back and forth) just at different times.

Like I said, I once wrote down every single accident I saw and it took up 2 pages within a month or so. Just today I saw 2.

Maybe we'll be able to use these to prove the roads and drivers are a complete mess on a continous basis at all hours any day.
 
Unread 04-06-2012, 06:31 PM
 
Location: CT - close to coast
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4/6/12. 8:00pm.

Merritt Pkwy closed both ways by exit 35 in Stamford due to accident
 
Unread 04-09-2012, 04:38 PM
 
Location: Greenwich
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Originally Posted by JayCT View Post
Those days of the charter Oak Bridge being lonely are long gone. It now serves as the connection between I-84 east of Hartford and I-91 south of Hartford. There are so many cars using it now that there are backups on ramps to/from I-91 and the state will need to widen them in the future. It is already on the regional planning agency's list of projects.

As for the toll in Delaware, it was built before the highway became I-95. Same goes for highways like the Pennsylvania Turnpike, the New Jersey Turnpike and the New York Thruway. Even though they are designated interstate highways, they were not built as one. Jay

I forgot right after you cross over the Del bridge you enter NJ and pay another toll right? I tried searching about the toll on the Delaware bridge but can't find much about it at least back when it was put up.
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