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Old 09-29-2011, 04:04 PM
 
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Default Most expensive tolls in the US?

I used to HATE paying that eight dollar toll to get into New York. I've heard there's a $30 toll in Pennsylvania; is that true? If so, are there any that top it? That's just absurd...
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Old 09-29-2011, 04:09 PM
 
Location: Norwalk, CT
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I never heard of that; that might be a rumor. The worst tolls I ever heard of were on the Verrazanno Bridge that links Brooklyn to Staten Island in NYC, which is $15. I think the Chesapeake Bay Bridge/Tunnel also wants $20. Those are the worst I've ever heard of though. Luckily I live in CT, which has no tolls anywhere.
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Old 09-29-2011, 04:39 PM
 
Location: New Mexico
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The Private Tollways are pretty steep

-E470 in Metro Denver: cost $9.00 just to go from I-25/Centennial to the Airport.
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Old 09-29-2011, 05:36 PM
 
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I used to HATE paying that eight dollar toll to get into New York. I've heard there's a $30 toll in Pennsylvania; is that true? If so, are there any that top it? That's just absurd...
To minimize tolls in Upstate NY coming from Memphis is to catch I-86 and take that along the Southern Tier of NY. It will depend on where you are going in the state though.
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Old 09-30-2011, 10:28 AM
 
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The most expensive toll, per square mile, I believe, is the Chicago Skyway, which connects the Indiana Parkway to the Dan Ryan Expressway in downtown Chicago. It's only about 8 miles and costs 5 bucks.

Editorial: eliminate tolls altogether and raise the state gasoline tax. It's a more efficient way to do it for so many reasons that I will not bother to bore other readers. Most states are able to maintain toll-free roads. Never understood why so many states motorists tolerate a 'double screwing', when it comes 'tolling' highways that are already interstate, such as I-76 through Pennsylvania, for the federal portion of your gasoline tax should fund, in theory anyway, the road that's under aupsices of the feds.

Toll roads are inefficent, as well, and cause higher rates of traffic jams. Not good for the 'carbon footprint'.
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Old 09-30-2011, 10:38 AM
 
Location: The City
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Chesapeake Bay Bridge is $12 each way so a round trip is $24
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Old 09-30-2011, 11:08 AM
 
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The most expensive toll, per square mile, I believe, is the Chicago Skyway, which connects the Indiana Parkway to the Dan Ryan Expressway in downtown Chicago. It's only about 8 miles and costs 5 bucks.

Editorial: eliminate tolls altogether and raise the state gasoline tax. It's a more efficient way to do it for so many reasons that I will not bother to bore other readers. Most states are able to maintain toll-free roads. Never understood why so many states motorists tolerate a 'double screwing', when it comes 'tolling' highways that are already interstate, such as I-76 through Pennsylvania, for the federal portion of your gasoline tax should fund, in theory anyway, the road that's under aupsices of the feds.

Toll roads are inefficent, as well, and cause higher rates of traffic jams. Not good for the 'carbon footprint'.
It's actually $3.50, but yeah. I actually love the Skyway because there's never any traffic. I-94 basically gets you to the same place if you drive 6 more miles. People who don't want to pay just take I-94, and those who don't care about the $3.50 take the Skyway to save the traffic/extra 6 miles.

They finally raised the tollway charges around Chicago. They'd been set in place for decades.

You can drive from downtown out to the far reaches of the west suburbs for $0.80. Around 50 miles.
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Old 09-30-2011, 11:26 AM
 
Location: Zurich, Switzerland
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Our toll bridges arent expensive compared to most in this thread. LOL.

Bay Area bridges are not tolled each way, just one.
Antioch Bridge $5 tolled northbound
Benicia Bridge $5 tolled northbound
Carquinez Bridge $5 Tolled northbound
Dumbarton Bridge $5 Tolled eestbound
Richmond-San Rafael Bridge $5 tolled westbound
San Mateo Bridge $5 tolled westbound
^ For these bridges, carpool(2+ occupants) toll is $2.50 is M-F 5am-10am, 3pm-7pm

Golden Gate Bridge $6 tolled southbound/$5 fast trak(automated toll transponder)

The San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge is tolled westbound and is more complicated:
$6 M-F, 5am-10am & 3pm-7pm
$2.50 Carpool(3+ occupants), M-F, 5am-10am & 3pm-7pm
$4 M-F, all other times
$5 Sat-Sun

*all carpools must have automated toll collecting transponder(fast trak)
*toll rates for vehicles with larger axles is more for all bridges.
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Old 09-30-2011, 11:45 AM
 
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$12 going from NJ to NYC (G W Bridge, Holland & Lincoln Tunnel)... it got raised from $8 for few weeks ago.
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Old 09-30-2011, 11:46 AM
 
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I used to HATE paying that eight dollar toll to get into New York. I've heard there's a $30 toll in Pennsylvania; is that true? If so, are there any that top it? That's just absurd...
Now it cost $12... got raised for few weeks ago
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