Will The Tolls Come Down?

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Imagine driving onto Grand Island without having to pay a toll. It's been talked about for years here in western New York, but now there's an effort that could make it a reality. Full Story
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darkside6001

United States

#63 Feb 25, 2008
Does anybody have a real clue here? If these tolls come down where do you think the money is going to come from to maintain and fix these roads? Do you think it will come from the feds? Do you think it will come from the state? Do you think it will come from the local governments? Do you think one of these agencies has a huge pile of money hidden away that they can use to replace the toll revenue?

The toll revenue is user based. If you don't want to pay the toll, drive around, it is a nice drive. I feel for those who use it daily, ok, I really don't. If it is a problem now it should have been a factor before you moved to where you live or work. There are many Canadians and other visitors who pay these tolls that if you have any business sense you would realize that they are taking a burden off your shoulders. It these tolls come down for those few who use it then all of us will pay because our taxes will have to go up to replace the toll revenue. I do not support the removal of the tolls. John from Sinclairville
Sam Hoyt

United States

#64 Feb 25, 2008
don white wrote:
WE NEED TO VOTE DALE VOLKER OUT BEFORE HE SCREWS UP THIS TOLL REMOVAL.
Hey leave my constituent alone...why Dale is a valuable ASSet to this community..why he's been so instrumental toward the way of life in WNY..We should be thankful that a man like Mr. Volker would dedicate his entire life to public service..
Dale...are you in for my clambake?
Ed Kilgore

United States

#65 Feb 25, 2008
Hey everybody...call off the search.. I found my hairpiece...it was in Jodi's car in the backseat...!!!!!
SHIRLEY

Olean, NY

#66 Feb 25, 2008
SINCE MY GRANDSON WORKS ON THE ISLAND I AM SURE HE WOULD BE HAPPY TO SEE THE TOLLS GO. EVERY PENNY SAVED HELPS
keystonebill

Rockland, ME

#67 Feb 25, 2008
What I don't understand is how the Thruway Authority can have the audacity to increase tolls on a bridge already collecting $22 million to accomplish $9 million in repairs? Whatever happens, these additional funds collected should be used for future bridge maintenance.
Dale Volker

United States

#68 Feb 26, 2008
The Thruway authority charges whatever they can get away with. Like the Power Authority..I have their back!!!!
Leary

United States

#69 Feb 28, 2008
Already the TWY has estimated cost of repairs to the bridges to be 50 million plus. They had to put it off because the one bid recieved was 50% higher then they estimated.
That is a bit much to put on the back of tax payers. People living on the Island chose to live there even though they had to pay the bridge tolls. It would hurt them more if their property taxes and other fees were increased to maintain all of the I-190
Frankie

Marysville, MI

#70 Mar 10, 2008
Ain't gonna happen!
420Sheriff

United States

#71 Mar 11, 2008
never will
LIcinia

North Tonawanda, NY

#72 Dec 2, 2010
This latest outrage proves that the NYS Thruway is damaging our ability to drive safely not helping. It is draining our resources in order to pay incompetent lazy drones. Time to disband dismiss the authority!

Dittoes for the NY Police. Let local govts take care of crime issues. The NY "mistake" Police is a scary big brother entity that is useless in time of need and dangerous at all other times.
Officer Gotcha

Pompano Beach, FL

#73 Dec 2, 2010
Sounds as if someone just received a "ticket".
zeldo

Middleburgh, NY

#74 Dec 2, 2010
you must be high on donkie doody

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