Ruling leaves toll road in doubt

May 4, 2012 Full story: www.charlotteobserver.com 14

The planned $725 million Monroe Connector-Bypass – the Charlotte region’s first modern toll road – is in doubt after a federal appeals court ruled Thursday in favor of environmental groups that had sued to stop construction.

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Statewide

Gastonia, NC

#1 May 4, 2012
Anti-GP view : Good this shows that toll roads are not done deals.

Pro-GP view : Good, now all effort can be focused on the GP as we jump to the front of the line!

Let's see you judge that!!!
Red Neck observer

Concord, NC

#2 May 4, 2012
Well hot dam#n!
Parkway Opponent

Gastonia, NC

#3 May 5, 2012
Statewide wrote:
Anti-GP view : Good this shows that toll roads are not done deals.
Pro-GP view : Good, now all effort can be focused on the GP as we jump to the front of the line!
Let's see you judge that!!!
Of course the toll road is not a done deal. Since the Turnpike Authority did such a fine job with the Monroe Bypass and their credibility is so strong (not) I think that all of the proposed toll roads in North Carolina will get a whole lot of attention from the federal government. Perhaps the Garden Parkway will now jump to the "head of the line". I think that would be wonderful! Then the federal government will continue chewing the Turnpike Authority to tiny bits and the Garden Parkway will be spit out as another one of the bad/illegal things that the Turnpike Authority has done.

My question "Statewide"- do you know how the law was broken? Every proposed road that the Turnpike Authority had ANYTHING TO DO WITH will be stopped or studied for years. haahhhahahahahahahahahahahahah ahahahaha
Run for the Money

Gastonia, NC

#4 May 6, 2012
I bet the rich spoiled little boys who supported this road are running and hiding right now. Anyone tied to this road were involved in breaking the law if they helped support the fake economic justifications. Bob Clay? Got any ties to the Turnpike Authority? Gazette seemed to quote you alot. Are you on the Turnpike Authority or do they pay you to help them as a subcontractor?
Statewide

Gastonia, NC

#5 May 6, 2012
Ok, this is how it works, on issues of the environment, the Federal Govt has some input, that is what this ruling was about. The Federal Govt has no say in local economic decisions, and even if they did the GP was approved based on the original unfavorable economic projections, so it is pretty obvious most people in authority felt the study was flawed, so yes the NCTA does make mistakes but in the GP example they erred on the pesimistic side, so one can't come back and accuse them of distorting the truth in their favor. Get it. The feds are not going to interfere on economic issues. Now to date, there have not been any accusations the GP studies were that off on the environment, so that is why the new focus on the GP will make things move faster.
Mr Belmont

Belmont, NC

#6 May 7, 2012
we need the toll road and its a comin'!!!
Pro Gaston County

Gastonia, NC

#7 May 7, 2012
Statewide wrote:
Ok, this is how it works, on issues of the environment, the Federal Govt has some input, that is what this ruling was about. The Federal Govt has no say in local economic decisions, and even if they did the GP was approved based on the original unfavorable economic projections, so it is pretty obvious most people in authority felt the study was flawed, so yes the NCTA does make mistakes but in the GP example they erred on the pesimistic side, so one can't come back and accuse them of distorting the truth in their favor. Get it. The feds are not going to interfere on economic issues. Now to date, there have not been any accusations the GP studies were that off on the environment, so that is why the new focus on the GP will make things move faster.
What a load of crap this post is. Are you kidding? The Turnpike Authority just totally screwed up. Keep talking it up and maybe someone will fall for your spin on this.
Mr Belmont

Kings Mountain, NC

#8 May 7, 2012
Mr Belmont wrote:
we need the toll road and its a comin'!!!
Imposter. Get your own ID. Moron.
Dad Gum Yankee

Gastonia, NC

#9 May 8, 2012
I am totally against toll roads. They are aysmal failures & money sucking pits in every state, but the money men get what they want so this is a done deal no matter what toll (pun intended) it takes.
Statewide

Gastonia, NC

#10 May 8, 2012
Pro Gaston County wrote:
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What a load of crap this post is. Are you kidding? The Turnpike Authority just totally screwed up. Keep talking it up and maybe someone will fall for your spin on this.
Love to stop and chat but I have to go vote again after a quick stop at the cemetery!!!
Okay

Gastonia, NC

#11 May 8, 2012
Statewide wrote:
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Love to stop and chat but I have to go vote again after a quick stop at the cemetery!!!
Oh Stan, keep trying. Maybe someone will like you in this town someday. Or maybe not.
ERVIN JOHNSON

Charlotte, NC

#12 May 8, 2012
LEAVE THE TOLL ROADS FOR THE YANKEES UP NORTH
MagicJohnson

Belmont, NC

#13 May 8, 2012
the redneks have ridden for free long enough. Bring on the toll roads. Put some of your lazy arses to work for a change instead of sittin on your porch doin squat. Welcome to the 2000's.
ERVIN JOHNSON

Charlotte, NC

#14 May 8, 2012
MY KNECK NOT RED, ITS BLACK

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