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Old 10-06-2015, 01:48 PM
 
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Old 10-06-2015, 01:57 PM
 
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We should be able to deduct some of these costs on our taxes. Its not like we have the best highways in the country. Most of the NYS thruway doesn't even have lights. Where does all that money go to?
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Old 10-06-2015, 02:47 PM
 
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NY doesn't have a revenue problem, it has a serious spending problem.
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Old 10-06-2015, 03:17 PM
 
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who is stealing all the money at the Port Authority?

I'd like to how many people cross the GWB each day northbound.

The daily toll revenue on that bridge has to be a few million per day.
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Old 10-07-2015, 05:26 AM
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who is stealing all the money at the Port Authority?

I'd like to how many people cross the GWB each day northbound.

The daily toll revenue on that bridge has to be a few million per day.
That number is called the AADT (Average Annual Daily Traffic) and bridge and tunnel authorities usually post it on their websites. But I found it on Wikipedia.

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Geor...hington_Bridge

Looks like the number was around 312k for 2014, but the toll is only one way so cut that in half. Of course you don't know how many were trucks, but the revenue has to be posted somewhere on the PA website. Authorities raise money for projects by issuing bonds, and potential buyers need revenue information to decide whether or not to buy. The PA just had a bond sale, I believe, so the numbers must be out there.
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Old 10-07-2015, 11:26 AM
 
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who is stealing all the money at the Port Authority?
It's called the PATH, which runs at a massive loss. In the Port Authority, the Aviation division makes the most money overall and runs at a healthy profit, although tunnels and bridges does fairly well too and also runs at a profit.
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Old 10-07-2015, 11:56 AM
 
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who is stealing all the money at the Port Authority?

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Why the officers of the corporation, of course with a generous pile to politicians to look the other way.
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Old 10-07-2015, 12:04 PM
 
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NJ is the toll booth capital of the united states. There's about 6 toll booths between NYC and Atlantic City which is only about a 2hr drive. Meanwhile I can drive from NYC to the Canadian Border and if i'm not mistaken, there's 1 toll booth the entire trip.
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Old 10-07-2015, 12:54 PM
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Why the officers of the corporation, of course with a generous pile to politicians to look the other way.
The "officers of the corporation" are Commissioners appointed by the politicians, who are not looking the other way but looking right at them to make sure they do what they were appointed to do.
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Old 10-08-2015, 12:59 AM
 
Location: New Jersey
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NJ is the toll booth capital of the united states. There's about 6 toll booths between NYC and Atlantic City which is only about a 2hr drive. Meanwhile I can drive from NYC to the Canadian Border and if i'm not mistaken, there's 1 toll booth the entire trip.
That maybe the case but NJ tolls within the state is relatively cheap. $1.5 here, $.50 there. NYC tolls on the other hand are far more heinous. $14 just to get into the city.
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