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Fed Gov't to Back NY Traffic Fee Plan

Discussion in 'Current Events' started by circpro, Aug 13, 2007.

  1. circpro

    circpro No Complaints here

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    http://www.newsvine.com/_news/2007/08/13/894938-fed-govt-to-back-ny-traffic-fee-plan


     
  2. Capt.Caveman

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    of course it is. fuckin jewberg!!! he's making it impossible to work in nyc. if you do trade work your fucked. a lot of us drive work vans and the muni meters were bad enough but now lets have a toll. cause the gsp, turnpike and lincoln weren't enough. All the guy cares about is money. he's not trying to solve traffic problems he's trying to make money. stereotypical!! traffice wouldn't be so bad if they enforced the laws. have some of these traffic savages ticket double parker and the assholes who shoot the lane and try to merge up front instead of waiting their turn. i will hit the car in front of me before i let one of these jerkoffs in. die bloomberg
     
  3. bethm1b

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    So, as I said. Our taxes build the roads and maintain the roads. But you can't use them? They're not clear if it's a daily, weekly or monthly charge. Daily would be $105 a week for a working guy. Fuck NY. I lived there 43 years too long.
     
  4. Larz

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    I don't think commercial vehicles should have to pay, increased costs will just be passed on to consumers. Cost of living is already high enough. Also theres too many guys like you that need to transport their gear back and forth to work.

    However, I'm all in favor of jacking up tolls on non-commercial vehicles. Anyone who commutes into manhattan by car just because they can afford the tolls and parking is an ass (same goes for limos). They're making the traffic fucking unbearable, I've given up trying to drive around the city because it simply takes too long when you couple it with lack of parking. Fuck em, its no skin off their backs let em pay for it.
     
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    This one we agree on. it doesn't matter that everything is overpriced in the city and they raise mass transit fares at least once a year. this will make the city billions not just the toll but the subways and buses. and the buses and trains from nj will raise their fare AGAIN. everyone makes out....except you
     
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    The way I read it here in the papers is, a car coming into the city from the tunnels or bridges would have the fee deducted from the $8.
    So if someone drives thru the Lincoln tunnel and pays $6 then they are charged the $8 the tunell toll is taken off and they pay $2 more which is a total of $8. It makes no scence because a majority of the traffic in Manhatten is from out of state. This $8 is really only being done so that people in NY use public transportation. For someone coming in from Jersey it is only $2 more. New Yorkers get banged for the total new toll of $8.
     
  7. Larz

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    This seems idiotic enough to be true. I was just starting to get my hopes up over this plan reducing traffic. Might as well sell my car... I'm paying $300 a month for parking and barely get to drive it once a week.
     
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    You're kidding, right? I don't drive into NYC much during the day, just the occasional O&A event. An extra $2 isn't going to stop that. An extra $8 on top of the toll *might* but probably not. Mass transit sucks. I like coming & going when I want.
     
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    jesus, $300 a month? thats almost as much as my rent :eek:
     
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    I'm against the plan. But as far as it affecting me it would hardly. I despise ever having to go into the shithole known as Manhattan anyway.
     
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    NYC Gets $354m for Toll Plan

    http://www.newsvine.com/_news/2007/08/14/895986-nyc-gets-354m-for-toll-plan

     
  12. Larz

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    The actual monthly charge is $466 but my boss does a lot of business with the owner of that garage chain so I'm getting a huge break. $300 is cheap.

    I'm really considering just leaving my keys in the car and having someone steal it to get the insurance.
     
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    I heard another bit on the radio when I was out for lunch. It sounds like NEW toll plazas will be built. Way to go, asshats. Let's just take the congestion out of mid-town and put it on the other side of the toll booths. Do they REALLY think a toll plaza will reduce the amount of pollution? WTF drugs is Bloomberg on, because I really want some.

    Why can't they raise the price of bridges & tunnels, and use that to revamp mass transit?
     
  14. Jerry1

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    That really does stink. It make work in London but this is not London it's New York City! Worst part is that we'll all be paying the congestion fee wether we drive in or not. What's to keep truck drivers from making up the cost of the $21 by throwing it on retailers in which the retailers with throw it on us?
    Well, at least I can take the subway....oh wait...they're jacking up that too!


    I hope Ant enjoys the traffic on his way in when the new rush hour begins to avoid the fees. Kinda like the way people avoided the carpool rules when they were in effect for the transit strike.
     
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    Double decker roads my friends, double decker roads. Every street with more than 1 lane per direction needs to be double decker.
     
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    the best part is it's going to create more traffic. no one is going to not drive in. i hate mass transit. i'd rather pay the extra money then sit next to some fat shit on the bus who reeks of booze and b-o. i'll drive
     
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    Then I'm for it!
     
  18. Capt.Caveman

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    are ya
     

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