As toll hikes loom, some motorists pr...

As toll hikes loom, some motorists prepare to bail

There are 121 comments on the Morris Daily Herald story from Dec 27, 2011, titled As toll hikes loom, some motorists prepare to bail. In it, Morris Daily Herald reports that:

For Robert Keeler, Jan. 1 will mark the start of a new year - and a new way to drive to work.

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d-man

United States

#1 Dec 27, 2011
I hope people do bail I drive from rosemont to Schaumburg and the backups from the toll booth are the worst so I hope more people take a diff route maybe I can get home faster for a little extra money :-))
Pdiddy

United States

#2 Dec 28, 2011
I REFUSE TO PAY THE STATE OF ILLINOIS ONE MORE CENT TO TRAVEL THEIR ROADS. This is absolute highway robbery. I will happily add time to my travel rather than continue to line the pockets of this horrific governmental agency

Since: Sep 09

Mchenry, IL

#3 Dec 28, 2011
I already pay high gas tax to illinois, why should I have to pay more in use tax to be on the roads? I'm changing my route, fortunately it will only add 5 mins to my commute, but save .90 each way.(North Ave to Schaumburg, instead use Army Trail)

Nice they're going to inject billions into the economy, but at the same time take away billions from the economy at a time when gas prices are still very high as well.

They didn't mention all of the savings they have achieved by using open road tolling, and reducing coin collectors and toll attendants. They should have dropped rates, not increased them.
Tom Jefferson

Alsip, IL

#4 Dec 29, 2011
When are YOU people going to stand on the hind legs and revolt against the elitist gummint dictators? That's what we did 200+ years ago. Why don't you have the cajones to do the same? At least
burn/destroy the collection locations. That's a start that'll tell the crooked pols you're tired and pissed about the discriminatory tolls.
GOD BLESS THE USA.
d-man

United States

#5 Dec 29, 2011
Tom Jefferson wrote:
When are YOU people going to stand on the hind legs and revolt against the elitist gummint dictators? That's what we did 200+ years ago. Why don't you have the cajones to do the same? At least
burn/destroy the collection locations. That's a start that'll tell the crooked pols you're tired and pissed about the discriminatory tolls.
GOD BLESS THE USA.
WOW Tom you are very angry.. It's simple you drive on the toll roads are you don't drive on the toll roads. I for one totally understand and support the increase it's about time we upgrade all if are roads
Tom Jefferson

Alsip, IL

#6 Dec 29, 2011
d-man wrote:
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WOW Tom you are very angry.. It's simple you drive on the toll roads are you don't drive on the toll roads. I for one totally understand and support the increase it's about time we upgrade all if are roads
You DOLT!! Do you understand U pay huge road use taxes in buying gasoline? Do U realize the "TOLL ROAD SYSTEM" was to be turned into a FREEWAY back in the 60s? The "powers" kept building many 'useless to NOWHERE TOLL ROADS' so as to keep the idiot taxpayers paying and to keep POLITICAL HACKS IN JOBS.
U REEEEEEEEEEEALLY NEED TO BUY, STEAL OR ACQUIRE A BRAIN. STOP BEING AN AUTOMATON.
mickey miguel

Elmwood Park, IL

#7 Dec 29, 2011
Open road tolling brought to you by
ROD BLOWJOBOSWITCH and the HACKS.
etc

United States

#8 Dec 29, 2011
d-man wrote:
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WOW Tom you are very angry.. It's simple you drive on the toll roads are you don't drive on the toll roads. I for one totally understand and support the increase it's about time we upgrade all if are roads
How could you possibly support an additional toll increase for an agency that shouldn't be there in the first place? Absolutely ludicrous.
d-man

Kansas City, MO

#9 Dec 31, 2011
Tom Jefferson wrote:
<quoted text>You DOLT!! Do you understand U pay huge road use taxes in buying gasoline? Do U realize the "TOLL ROAD SYSTEM" was to be turned into a FREEWAY back in the 60s? The "powers" kept building many 'useless to NOWHERE TOLL ROADS' so as to keep the idiot taxpayers paying and to keep POLITICAL HACKS IN JOBS.
U REEEEEEEEEEEALLY NEED TO BUY, STEAL OR ACQUIRE A BRAIN. STOP BEING AN AUTOMATON.
Tom how old are you 5 you need to take a chill pill. I have a right to my opinion and yes I do know the facts of the toll roads but nothing for free anymore and that's just the way it is I can't change it and you can't change it so get over it. And the insults I just find that show's no class. Keep on trucking :-))
d-man

Kansas City, MO

#10 Dec 31, 2011
etc wrote:
<quoted text>How could you possibly support an additional toll increase for an agency that shouldn't be there in the first place? Absolutely ludicrous.
it's a matter of choice I'm not happy about paying more but I'm going to because it's still a better route for me to drive I could bitch about it to but it's not going to do me any good. I'm not the only one that's going to be in the tollways after jan 1st you live you die and you pay out your ass along the way so what's new :-)) keep in trucking :-))
Too Funny

United States

#11 Dec 31, 2011
Great advice, let's just sit back and take it in the %$# by the great state of Illinois.
Link This

Harvey, IL

#12 Dec 31, 2011
Just how stupid are some of you? None of the money you pay in gas taxes goes toward the tollway roads. The only money the tollway gets is what is collected at the toll booths. So the only way you get taxed twice, is if you use the tollroad. Dont use it and you dont have to pay for it. Its that simple.

Now for all of you dolts who think the toll roads should be freeways think of this. IDOT cannot maintain its current roads with the gas tax now in place. Now abolish the tollway and add in over 300 miles of expressways to IDOTs maintenence. Now what do you think would happen top that gas tax? Any guesses??? Here's a hint. They would double or triple over night.

If you dont like the tolls dont use the tollway. There are plenty of other roads for you dimwits to use.
Too Funny

United States

#13 Dec 31, 2011
Link this obviously is another useless tollway authority employee who needs to get a real job.
d-man

Kansas City, MO

#14 Dec 31, 2011
Link This wrote:
Just how stupid are some of you? None of the money you pay in gas taxes goes toward the tollway roads. The only money the tollway gets is what is collected at the toll booths. So the only way you get taxed twice, is if you use the tollroad. Dont use it and you dont have to pay for it. Its that simple.

Now for all of you dolts who think the toll roads should be freeways think of this. IDOT cannot maintain its current roads with the gas tax now in place. Now abolish the tollway and add in over 300 miles of expressways to IDOTs maintenence. Now what do you think would happen top that gas tax? Any guesses??? Here's a hint. They would double or triple over night.

If you dont like the tolls dont use the tollway. There are plenty of other roads for you dimwits to use.
well put :-))
Link This

Harvey, IL

#15 Dec 31, 2011
Too Funny wrote:
Link this obviously is another useless tollway authority employee who needs to get a real job.
Nope. IM just smart enough to know the difference between a "user tax" and a "sales tax". Apparently myself and D-Man are the only sensible ones here. The rest of you are clueless.
Dolt finder

United States

#16 Dec 31, 2011
Link This wrote:
Just how stupid are some of you? None of the money you pay in gas taxes goes toward the tollway roads. The only money the tollway gets is what is collected at the toll booths. So the only way you get taxed twice, is if you use the tollroad. Dont use it and you dont have to pay for it. Its that simple.
Now for all of you dolts who think the toll roads should be freeways think of this. IDOT cannot maintain its current roads with the gas tax now in place. Now abolish the tollway and add in over 300 miles of expressways to IDOTs maintenence. Now what do you think would happen top that gas tax? Any guesses??? Here's a hint. They would double or triple over night.
If you dont like the tolls dont use the tollway. There are plenty of other roads for you dimwits to use.
And for you Dolts and Dimwits who can't seem to understand ..the reason the TOLLWAY needs more money and can't maintain the roads at the current income levels is due to MISMANAGEMENT AND WASTE. And don't worry, I won't be using the tollway any longer...more room for the dolts and dimwits like Link and D.
WTF

Harvey, IL

#17 Dec 31, 2011
Dolt finder wrote:
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And for you Dolts and Dimwits who can't seem to understand ..the reason the TOLLWAY needs more money and can't maintain the roads at the current income levels is due to MISMANAGEMENT AND WASTE. And don't worry, I won't be using the tollway any longer...more room for the dolts and dimwits like Link and D.
WOW, you people are stupid. The .40 toll has been in place for 30 years! If the tollway was grossly mismanaged, they would have been raising rates every couple of years. Like out local governments do. Stop worrying about the tollway and worry about the stealing of the gas tax to pay for other things or why your property taxes keep going up despite your house losing value.
Dolt finder

United States

#18 Dec 31, 2011
WTF wrote:
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WOW, you people are stupid. The .40 toll has been in place for 30 years! If the tollway was grossly mismanaged, they would have been raising rates every couple of years. Like out local governments do. Stop worrying about the tollway and worry about the stealing of the gas tax to pay for other things or why your property taxes keep going up despite your house losing value.
WTF (Link This), Let's see stupid...cash payers have been paying double that since 2005. Also, truckers have been paying more in "CONGESTION FEES". Of course, the funding of the "Taj Majal" for the toll authority must have escaped your notice also. Dolt. Why don't you just get a real job.
WTF

Harvey, IL

#19 Dec 31, 2011
Dolt finder wrote:
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WTF (Link This), Let's see stupid...cash payers have been paying double that since 2005. Also, truckers have been paying more in "CONGESTION FEES". Of course, the funding of the "Taj Majal" for the toll authority must have escaped your notice also. Dolt. Why don't you just get a real job.
Dolt Finder (Too Funny), whoever you are, truckers should be paying more. How much does a truck weight compared to a car? Do you know that the toll roads have to be designed to carry the weight of the double and triple trailer trucks? Do you know how much cheaper it would be to design and build roads just for cars? Of course you dont. Your feeble mind is to confused over a use tax and a sales tax to understand real world costs. Get over all that other stuff form the past as those people who did that are long gone.

I have a real job. Its browsing hack message boards like this and messing with obvious stupid people like yourself. when I read posts like your and think of how mad you are typing it, well it brings a tear to my eye.
Dolt finder

United States

#20 Jan 1, 2012
WTF wrote:
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Dolt Finder (Too Funny), whoever you are, truckers should be paying more. How much does a truck weight compared to a car? Do you know that the toll roads have to be designed to carry the weight of the double and triple trailer trucks? Do you know how much cheaper it would be to design and build roads just for cars? Of course you dont. Your feeble mind is to confused over a use tax and a sales tax to understand real world costs. Get over all that other stuff form the past as those people who did that are long gone.
I have a real job. Its browsing hack message boards like this and messing with obvious stupid people like yourself. when I read posts like your and think of how mad you are typing it, well it brings a tear to my eye.
Now that's Funny!!

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