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Old 06-13-2014, 02:47 PM
 
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Era of the toll is about to dawn on Dallas-area highways | Dallas Morning News
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Old 06-13-2014, 07:49 PM
 
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Yup
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Old 06-13-2014, 09:29 PM
 
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Ugh, horrible.
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Old 06-13-2014, 09:53 PM
 
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You pay either through taxes or tolls. At least tolls levy the costs on people who use specific roads and on a per mile or similar basis.
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Old 06-14-2014, 01:37 AM
 
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You pay either through taxes or tolls. At least tolls levy the costs on people who use specific roads and on a per mile or similar basis.
To me it just demonstrates yet another flaw in how we fund public utilities/infrastructure.
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Old 06-14-2014, 06:51 AM
 
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I oppose toll roads. If I wanted to drive on toll roads, I'd live in the Northeast. I view toll roads as a regional thing that have no business in a Western state.

If I'm going to pay daily to commute to work, I'd rather pay to ride a subway or commuter train where I'd have human interaction.
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Old 06-14-2014, 07:42 AM
 
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Not a fan of the tolls.
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Old 06-14-2014, 09:38 AM
 
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I oppose toll roads. If I wanted to drive on toll roads, I'd live in the Northeast. I view toll roads as a regional thing that have no business in a Western state.

If I'm going to pay daily to commute to work, I'd rather pay to ride a subway or commuter train where I'd have human interaction.
Then why not avoid the toll roads and take a train?
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Old 06-14-2014, 12:54 PM
 
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Then why not avoid the toll roads and take a train?
I have not driven on a toll road in Dallas.

I believe roads should be free.

At the same times, decades ago, in most American cities, the investments in mass transit infrastructure were not made. I think in general cities should be more dense, more like New York City.

However, there is a reason that I do not live in New York City. I can't afford the cost of living.

Life is trade offs. I live in a less dense environment so that I can get a better COL and avoid toll roads.
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Old 06-14-2014, 01:01 PM
 
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More people should be allowed to work from home.
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