Tolls Could Go Up

Tolls Could Go Up

There are 125 comments on the WGRZ Buffalo story from Sep 24, 2007, titled Tolls Could Go Up. In it, WGRZ Buffalo reports that:

ALBANY, N.Y. -- Thruway tolls could rise and E-ZPass discounts evaporate as the Thruway Authority deals with slower than expected traffic growth due to high fuel costs.

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Buffalo -- The Black Hole

Orchard Park, NY

#125 Oct 4, 2007
Ray wrote:
they should post a sign as you are racing to leave the black hole of Lackawanna's 1st ward - "Thank You - Come again"
I usually lock my doors driving through there
Curious as to how much of these toll dollars actually go to the up-keep of the roadway, versus the wages, pensions and other wage-associated costs to running the TWY?(not to mention how much goes into the patronage pockets of the useless loyal that are appointed to these positions.
We know this game, we have our own useless pit here (Erie county Water Authority administration)
Just like avoiding the thruway tolls by taking the backroads, I simply just drive in a roundabout direction by heading towards Milestrip & getting on Rt. 5 that way towards the Skyway rather than driving straight Ridge Rd. May take more time, but it's worth avoiding the aggravation!
That way I avoid that screwed up rigity/pot hole broken up road now disrupted w/construction & ridiculous amounts of red lights. What and who am I stopping for anyway?-- standing idle for those lights just gives me more chance of possibly being shot at!!!! HA - you all think I'm kidding... just take a quick ride through that section alone -- you'll see what I'm talking about. There are absolutely no businesses & those that are there are small industries that have not seen the light of day to move out of that section!
Is this the world we want to create for our children -- looking at vacant, boarded up & broken windown buildings with bars on the front doors!!??
I'm tired of this city & our leaders' crap -- it will be my goal to make at least one change before I skip town -- I didn't live here for this long & complain so much to have my hometown drown in the shitter!! All it takes is one individal living in "real time" -- actually sees the true facts of the city & not just the numbers to make a change. Just remember -- word of mouth spreads like wildfire & those who have already escaped B'lo black hole are definitely not promoting the area -- ask yourself why they left in the 1st place!

Albany, NY

#126 Oct 4, 2007
Of course this is all politically motivated. Let's review...."State of NY" wants "NYS Thruway" (yes, they are 2 different organizations) to remove tolls at Ogden St and Black Rock. "State of NY" tell "NYS Thruway" that in exchange for the toll removal (and loss of $14 Million) the "State of NY" will re-assume responsibility of I-84 (located downstate) saving the "NYS Thruway" a total of (ready for this)$14 Million a year. Hence it's a wash no one loses any money. "NYS Thruway" has removed the tolls. "State of NY" now want "NYS Thruway" to Keep I-84. Therefore "NYS Thruway" is now losing $14 Million a year in revenue. Where do you think the $14 Million a year is going to come from now? Toll increases. Thank the State of NY (not the Thruway) for that.
terd sandwitch

United States

#127 Oct 21, 2007
wow shitty!! thise makes me want to dance

“Spring coming?”

Since: Oct 07

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#128 Oct 22, 2007
Jon wrote:
Why do we have a toll road anyway. Weren't the tolls suppoosed to go away in the 80's. Think of it this way I just came back from FL and drove the turnpike from Ft Lauderdale to the Keys (about 60 miles) it cost me $ 7.00. Almost as bad as NJ. We can drive from Buffalo to Syracuse for around $ 5.00 (180miles) Better deal?
I was thinking that, once the construction of the road was paid off...the tolls were suppose to disappear.

Since: Oct 07

Purchase, NY

#129 Oct 22, 2007
terd sandwitch wrote:
wow shitty!! thise makes me want to dance
I have never seen a terd dance.

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