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Old 04-04-2007, 03:23 PM
 
Location: Jersey City
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I don't mind tolls. It puts a share of the burden on through-travelers. Many states have higher gasoline taxes. In a state as small as New Jersey there's no guarantee people will stop to fill up and contribute to the road maintenance. A toll, however, does give that guarantee.
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Old 04-04-2007, 03:57 PM
 
Location: Findlay, OH
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Default I hear ya...

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Does anyone else despise toll highways?
Not a real big fan myself, but it's faster than the non-toll roads from Ohio to Pennsylvania (Old Lincoln Highway anyone? Yowsa!) If I were to visit my family in PA, it's $59 round trip in tolls. It's worth it to me to shave a number of hours off my trip.

To answer your interstate question, yes, I-80/I-76 is pretty much the turnpike through Penn/Ohio, even though they split going eastbound into Pennsylvania.

One thing I have noticed though is that NY, NJ, PA, DE, & MD does a lot more with tolls than the midwest. I guess it's because of the population density out there. Also, I noticed it doesn't take any money to get into Jersey via St. Rte. 1 North into Trenton, but it costs a toll to get out.
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Old 04-04-2007, 04:36 PM
 
Location: Chicago
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Same with the Ben Franklin Bridge from Philly to Camden. Free to cross to NJ, three bucks to get back to PA. Of course, it's worth paying whatever cost to get the hell back out of Camden...
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Old 04-10-2007, 10:07 AM
 
Location: Philaburbia
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Free to cross to NJ, three bucks to get back to PA.
I've lived in Philadelphia for almost three years and this still cracks me up. I contend that, in the Cincinnati area, if you had to pay a toll to cross from Ohio to Kentucky and vice versa, nobody would bother ... except for maybe the cheap booze in Kentucky ...
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Old 04-10-2007, 10:40 AM
 
Location: Chicago
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I dunno, the riverfront area on the Kentucky side of the river is pretty hoppin'. I think there's almost as much nightlife, if not more, in Newport as there is in downtown Cincinnati.
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Old 04-12-2007, 12:17 AM
 
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With EZ-Pass, I love tolls. It's the only time, besides when I'm using the HOV lanes, that I get to pass everyone by.
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Old 04-12-2007, 12:18 AM
 
Location: South Bay, California
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They have toll lanes in Southern California, not really Los Angeles County, it helps pay for freeway widenings.
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