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Huge Toll Hikes Coming: Up 36% On NJ
Turnpike, 27% On Garden State Parkway

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Posted By: Ribicon, 5/27/2020 6:02:14 PM

Toll prices on the New Jersey Turnpike and Garden State Parkway will increase dramatically beginning Sept. 13. Turnpike Exit 19W on the western spur in the Meadowlands will also be getting a toll, following unanimous 7-0 decisions by the New Jersey Turnpike Authority. The commissioners unanimously approved increases of 36% on the turnpike and 27% on the parkway to help pay for what they said will be $24 billion in infrastructure projects. The decision came around the same time that the South Jersey Transportation Authority approved toll hikes for the Atlantic City Expressway.(Snip) The average Turnpike toll goes from $3.50 to $4.80.

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It's impossible to satisfy the greed of government agencies.

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Reply 1 - Posted by: DVC 5/27/2020 6:07:18 PM (No. 423735)
Not my problem. Voters in NJ....your problems.
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Reply 2 - Posted by: John C 5/27/2020 6:10:55 PM (No. 423738)
MA legislators raised taxes and fee the first of the year, giving themselves health raises. Now they gather to do it again. Uber fees up, gas tax up, and who knows what else.
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Reply 3 - Posted by: udanja99 5/27/2020 6:22:59 PM (No. 423743)
Just one more reason to stay away from the North East.
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Reply 4 - Posted by: edgar 5/27/2020 6:23:23 PM (No. 423745)
I have 2 daughters in MD. Glad that I have since moved from New England to the South. I can avoid NJ Tnpk and when I visit other family in PA, I do not need to take the PA Tnpk. Those two roads are highway robbery to drive on.
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Reply 5 - Posted by: marbles 5/27/2020 6:27:24 PM (No. 423748)
I live in the republican southern part of the state . The majority of the population is democrat and lives in the north. We have already lost the Homestead Rebate. The senior tax freeze is probably gone too. But, Murphy always has money for non citizens aka illegals.
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Reply 6 - Posted by: privateer 5/27/2020 6:29:05 PM (No. 423751)
Since King Cuomoron's gov't does nothing that could be described as 'earning a living', it must---like others who are work-averse---exist on welfare or by stealing. You weren't allowed to go to your worker bee jobs in the Big Road Apple, so now they must steal what would have been your toll 'contributions' to make up for the shortfall. They will have many other nefarious, official muggings in the works.
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Reply 7 - Posted by: NHChemist 5/27/2020 6:53:15 PM (No. 423766)
When I travel south from NH I take I84 into PA and then head south on I81. This bypasses all NY/NJ tolls. From I81 I can go east to any state south of NJ. No only is the traffic less, the scenery is better. Add in the traffic backups in the metropolitan NY area and my travel time is less, even though I drive further. And the tolls are more than the gas I burn to avoid them.
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Reply 8 - Posted by: Bona Fides 5/27/2020 7:19:47 PM (No. 423803)
Gotta pay them pensions. And pesky gumint salaries. Maybe starting paying in salt as the Roman Legions did. The word salary derives from salt.
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Reply 9 - Posted by: Venturer 5/27/2020 7:29:47 PM (No. 423809)
I live in Maryland. It cost me about $40 bucks each way to go to New York City by the toll rds. I don't do it often
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Reply 10 - Posted by: snowoutlaw 5/27/2020 7:37:54 PM (No. 423818)
Take a helicopter and save.
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Reply 11 - Posted by: winmag 5/27/2020 7:38:30 PM (No. 423819)
When the Parkway was finished in the early 60's the toll plazas were supposed to be torn down after the Parkway was paid for. So glad I moved out of that slime hole in 1973.
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Reply 12 - Posted by: NorthernDog 5/27/2020 8:04:31 PM (No. 423835)
Eventually citizens reach a breaking point and move away. If it weren't for illegal immigration, all these dark-blue Northeastern states would have sizable population declines.
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Reply 13 - Posted by: Rumblehog 5/27/2020 8:07:30 PM (No. 423841)
Wait until the leftist scum hike Internet taxes to go after those who can work from home.
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Reply 14 - Posted by: slipstik 5/27/2020 9:21:28 PM (No. 423881)
New stinkin' Jersey. A GREAT place to be from. Had to pay a bribe (land transfer tax) to get out of that hole 15 years ago and I wouldn't go back there for any reason ever forever.
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Reply 15 - Posted by: hershey 5/27/2020 9:36:05 PM (No. 423892)
I hate tolls...they get put on to supposedly do one thing, but they NEVER come off after the original purpose is satisfied...
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Reply 16 - Posted by: Trigger2 5/28/2020 2:59:51 AM (No. 424046)
Oh, oh, I foresee Saint Cuomo raising Thruway tolls too, even though the cost of putting it in was paid off years ago. Tax payers were promised that once it was paid off, the tolls would go away. This was the sucker vote to get the thing passed to begin with. Raising fees is what demonrats do each and every year. Rather than raise income taxes which would pretty much guarantee that they wouldn't be reelected, they raise every fee in sight including those on your electric/gas and telephone bill. You used to be able to see on your utility bill what it costs per KW for gas, water, etc. plus wind and solar farms but it suddenly disappeared once everybody got wise to the $.21/KW for that wind/solar while the rest of power generation was less than $.10/KW for every other source.
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Reply 17 - Posted by: franq 5/28/2020 6:07:46 AM (No. 424071)
It's for the children. Or perhaps: Women and minorities hardest hit. Can't decide.
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