Grand Island Tolls Could Soon Be a Th...

Grand Island Tolls Could Soon Be a Thing of the Past

There are 8 comments on the WIVB Buffalo story from Feb 21, 2008, titled Grand Island Tolls Could Soon Be a Thing of the Past. In it, WIVB Buffalo reports that:

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george from hamburg

United States

#1 Feb 21, 2008
I agree that the Grand Island tolls should be removed. In fact all the tolls on our Interstate 90 should be removed. This is ridiculous that we not only get taxed higher on everything in this state but pay a toll on our section of Interstate 90. The tolls were to be temporary...but it is more like the song goes "a permanent reminder of a temporary feeling". No other state has a toll on Iterstates. You can drive over 1800 miles from Buffalo, NY to Miami, Fl and not pay a toll, EXCEPT in New York State at the PA State line. Why can't we remove the Thruway Authority and have our Interstate 90 be like any other Interstate-NO TOLLS!!! Are we just dumb or what??? Let's beat up the people that live and or pass through New York State. Perhaps the Indians can bail us out with their casino profits. Signed,
"Sorry" I live in New York State
Bob from grand island

AOL

#2 Feb 21, 2008
I feel they should keep the tolls on the bridge. Give the residents FREE axis and charge everybody else. By doing this we keep a sudden rush of people moving to the Island. Also by removing the tolls, you are going to be craming all these cars into two lanes of traffic which is going to cause accidents.
420Sheriff

United States

#3 Feb 22, 2008
they should raise them
john from hamburg

Albany, NY

#4 Feb 22, 2008
George, you haven't drove thru Ohio lately. 80-90 Interstate is Toll all the way thru Illinois
The Rhyme Man

Buffalo, NY

#5 Feb 22, 2008
There is something you should know,
they'll never get rid of the Grand Island tolls.
A dollar here, a dollar there
and no one in office really cares.
So stop you bitchen and complaining too,
pay your toll,
and go on through.
Mark from Amherst

Buffalo, NY

#6 Feb 22, 2008
There are basically 2 options, tolls or no tolls, obviously. But we all realize that like everything else the Thruway cost money to operate. Maintainance and police patrols are two things that will still be necessary. In my opinion, it should be the user that pay the cost. The only way this can be done is the use of tolls. The other option is to use tax money to pay for the Thruway costs. If you are for removal of tolls, ask yourself if you should pay to maintain the Tapenzee Bridge, even if you if you do not even know where it is? Should the citizens in Syracuse pay for the Grand Island bridge maintainance? What is fair, user tolls or every NY tax payer paying for everyone who uses the Thruway? Keep in mind, a large number of people (I don't have the exact stats) who use the Thruway are out of state. The reason the Thruway Authority is taking care of certain roadways is because they were too expensive for the state to maintain. I do think the State DOT taking over the maintenance of the remaining 21 miles of I-190 and the removal of the Grand Island tolls are great ideas.
Mark

Lewiston, ME

#7 Feb 22, 2008
I think New York City should be a state of its own. The taxes we pay in this state are crazy. The tolls were raised recently for the purpose of maintenance? Has anyone counted how many lights are out on the bridges? Kind of like driving by the lewiston power project there are no lights on. Where's the tax money going?
420Sheriff

United States

#8 Feb 23, 2008
Please raise the toll and our taxes

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