Tolls on RT80?

Tolls on RT80?

PostBy: poconoman On: Thu Mar 04, 2010 4:52 pm

I heard on 1010WINS about a proposal to put tolls on RT80 in NJ! :mad:

PA wanted to do that and it was killed. Hopefully the same for NJ.
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Re: Tolls on RT80?

PostBy: samhill On: Thu Mar 04, 2010 5:44 pm

Its not been totally killed in Pa., perhaps once Rendell is gone, he seems to want to make I80 a toll rd. come h**l or high water. I hope that the N.J. voters fight it as well, if they can get away with making a Fed. Highway a state toll rd. just think of all the state rd.s & bridges they will have to choose from.
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Re: Tolls on RT80?

PostBy: poconoman On: Thu Mar 04, 2010 6:07 pm

That's the hope we have, it's a Fed highway.
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Re: Tolls on RT80?

PostBy: Wood'nCoal On: Thu Mar 04, 2010 6:45 pm

This must be a joke! Tolls on Route 80? You're kidding, right?
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Re: Tolls on RT80?

PostBy: samhill On: Thu Mar 04, 2010 6:55 pm

I only wish it were a joke here in Pa., its been going on for at least four years now & Toll Gate Ed just won`t give up. The only joke in Pa. is Rendell & I can`t wait until its over. This might be his latest ploy to try & get more states to go along with him.
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Re: Tolls on RT80?

PostBy: Wood'nCoal On: Thu Mar 04, 2010 9:50 pm

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Re: Tolls on RT80?

PostBy: grumpy On: Thu Mar 04, 2010 10:32 pm

If people would not take jobs as a toll both worker would we have them? well in the old days anyway..
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Re: Tolls on RT80?

PostBy: SMITTY On: Thu Mar 04, 2010 11:44 pm

Our toll people make a nice $80K per year. That's an "IN" job ... gotta know somebody, or be related to them. Biggest legal rackett going ...
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Re: Tolls on RT80?

PostBy: VigIIPeaBurner On: Fri Mar 05, 2010 3:25 am

John's post confirmed what I remembered - it was originally a Corzine idea. It died on the the word vine. I'm certain that all or parts of Rt 80 in Ohio is a toll road so it can be done.

    The article talks to the questions, does the gas tax work?
  • I think that's why gas is more expensive in PA. Didn't PA raise the gas tax in lieu of a bigger income tax raise in the past decade or so? Now they eye tolls.
  • NJ has higher income tax rates but lower gas tax. Now, will NJ use toll roads instead of upping the gas tax like PA did?

It's quite a state we're in. All we need is more magic disappearing bridges. Where did the money come from for the interstate system we have now? Eisenhower era policies worked then.
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Re: Tolls on RT80?

PostBy: Dann757 On: Fri Mar 05, 2010 3:48 pm

I used to commute from Lake Hopatcong to Boonton to work. Early 80's. It was crowded at rush hour even back then. I was coming home one night going west in the Denville area, when I saw no fewer than 30 State Police cars racing east at high speed. I thought there must be riots in Newark or something. That was about ten minutes after Trooper Philip Lamonaco was killed. I found that out when I got home and turned on the news.

I notice the deterioration on NJ bridges and roads more and more. I can't imagine the further delays and outrage toll booths on 80 would cause.
I commuted to Mantoloking NJ the past couple of seasons. When they were working on the road just south of The Driscoll Bridge, I got confused and took the EZPass only toll booths. I promptly recieved a $25 ticket in the mail with my licence plate photographed.
I got the EZPass module so I could just sail right through the toll booths. I willingly put a transponder device on my truck that automatically taxes me lol. There are sections of the Parkway that literally beat the heck out of you still. It ain't no autobahn!
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Re: Tolls on RT80?

PostBy: sootman On: Thu Mar 11, 2010 12:50 pm

Dann757 wrote:I used to commute from Lake Hopatcong to Boonton to work. Early 80's. It was crowded at rush hour even back then. I was coming home one night going west in the Denville area, when I saw no fewer than 30 State Police cars racing east at high speed. I thought there must be riots in Newark or something. That was about ten minutes after Trooper Philip Lamonaco was killed. I found that out when I got home and turned on the news.

I notice the deterioration on NJ bridges and roads more and more. I can't imagine the further delays and outrage toll booths on 80 would cause.
I commuted to Mantoloking NJ the past couple of seasons. When they were working on the road just south of The Driscoll Bridge, I got confused and took the EZPass only toll booths. I promptly recieved a $25 ticket in the mail with my licence plate photographed.
I got the EZPass module so I could just sail right through the toll booths. I willingly put a transponder device on my truck that automatically taxes me lol. There are sections of the Parkway that literally beat the heck out of you still. It ain't no autobahn!


Wow, that brings back memories, the state police barracks used to be above Siedels Radio Shack in Blairstown back then and I worked across rt 94 at the Sunoco station and we knew all the troopers because they would con us into working on there cars for cheap, Phill was a no nonsense guy, he had the best arrest record in the state as far as drug bust on rt 80 and would turn down promotions so that he could still work out in the field, some amazing things happened out in the parking lot in front of the barracks when people would try to get away and a fight would start. :box: :help: :crutch:

Glenn
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Re: Tolls on RT80?

PostBy: VigIIPeaBurner On: Fri Mar 12, 2010 8:56 am

sootman wrote:Wow, that brings back memories, the state police barracks used to be above Siedels Radio Shack in Blairstown back then and I worked across rt 94 at the Sunoco station and we knew all the troopers because they would con us into working on there cars for cheap, Phill was a no nonsense guy, he had the best arrest record in the state as far as drug bust on rt 80 and would turn down promotions so that he could still work out in the field, some amazing things happened out in the parking lot in front of the barracks when people would try to get away and a fight would start.
Glenn


I wasn't' too far from you. Live in White not too fare from where Lamanaco lived off Buckley Ave. The search teams walked our property that night - really spooked the wife as I was on midnight shift.

What's the thought with how Christie is battling the NJ tax/budget boil? He'll have tough go of it, especially laying off 2,000 long term state employees. If only the first Christie (Whitman) hadn't pulled that bond stunt, we wouldn't be so far down the tube on the pension deficit end of this mess. Don't get me wrong, there's a whole lot of past perps that had the Gov title who also had a hand in it but she was the worst and the press let her go with it.
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