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Old February 7th, 2008, 08:51 PM   #121
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E-ZPass is compatible in many states. Florida and California have different systems.
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Old February 8th, 2008, 02:27 AM   #122
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M6 Toll Road U.K.

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Old February 9th, 2008, 01:50 PM   #123
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Old February 9th, 2008, 02:35 PM   #124
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I'm wondering how they collect the 50 cent toll there, especially at night. It must be manned 24/7 or else it would be easy, and very tempting, to pass without paying.
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Old February 9th, 2008, 03:24 PM   #125
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Ireland's M1 toll




The problem with electronic tolling is like mobile phone roaming. You can have the same technical standards for the tags, but there also have to be accounting arrangements. In the EU a tag from anther country can be read, but there needs to be the backup financial arrangements for "roaming".
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Old February 9th, 2008, 05:06 PM   #126
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I live in Minnesota and we only have one toll road at the moment and it is actually only tolled a portion of the time. There are reversible lanes that are used as toll lanes/ HOV lanes during rush hour. This is called MnPass. If you are alone in the car and want to use the HOV lane, you can, but you must already have a transponder as there are no attendants on duty. You are billed monthly as the rate of the toll adjusts to the traffic levels. Here are a few pics:



Reversible section:



I grew up in northern Indiana and we had a similar system to what others were speaking of where you pull a ticket when you enter the toll road and then pay when you exit or when you hit the Chicago/Illinois border. You can also use a transponder if you subscribe. A few pics:





At the end, this is what you hit going into Chicago:


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Old February 11th, 2008, 09:21 PM   #127
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Forth Bridge New Toll Booths (2006)


Tay Bridge Toll Booths


Both are now defunct as of today because both tolls have been scrapped leaving Scotland with a toll free road network.
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Old February 14th, 2008, 07:54 AM   #128
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Is this Texas thing compatible in all US states? Probably not.
And Europe has the same problem to introduce EU-wide compatible electronic toll system. EU Commission demands interoperability (satellite based system), but it is far from being available. When that becomes available, toll stations will become obsolete. But I'm afraid, that this will not happen in next 10 years.
You're right, the Texas system is only in-state. However, the nearest toll road out of state is the H.E. Bailey Turnpike in Oklahoma, which is over 150 mi (240 km) away. Outside of Oklahoma, the only toll road within 700 mi (1050 km) is the Kansas Turnpike.

The more closely-linked systems in the Northeast and increasingly Midwest are all under the EZPass format, as mentioned before.
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Old February 14th, 2008, 09:40 AM   #129
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In western Canada (BC), the freeway from the west coast through the mountains to the interior, Hwy 5 (the Coquihalla), has had a USD10.00 toll for the past ~22 years.





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Old February 14th, 2008, 10:59 PM   #130
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In Ontario there is only one toll road (and I think it is the only one in all of Canada, but correct me if I'm wrong), and it is Highway 407 north of Toronto.
There's also the Coquilhalla Highway in BC , and the 104 through the Cobequid Pass in Nova Scotia. The Cobequid has both manual and electronic options to pay the $4 car toll (higher for trucks and RVs). Keep in mind the 104 is only a 4-lane highway in a sparsely populated region of the province, so the toll plaza is relatively small.



http://www.highway104.ns.ca/images/tollplaza1.jpg

Plus the handful of toll bridges through the Maritimes (Saint John, Halifax-Dartmouth and the Confederation Bridge in NB-PEI).

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Old February 14th, 2008, 11:15 PM   #131
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people, why are you posting such huge pics, they are totaly unusefull
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Old February 14th, 2008, 11:20 PM   #132
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A1 or A10 in France:
This one is A10: Saint-Arnoux toll is 50 km far from Paris.
One the right of the picture, the HSR Paris-Le Mans/Tours.
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Old February 15th, 2008, 01:18 PM   #133
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Old February 18th, 2008, 12:43 AM   #134
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Old February 18th, 2008, 12:45 AM   #135
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Old February 18th, 2008, 04:06 AM   #136
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Freeway #66 toll in Carolina,Puerto Rico





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Old February 18th, 2008, 05:15 AM   #137
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bay bridge toll plaza (actually 2: the smaller 2nd one on the left serves an on-ramp):

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from google maps

supposed to be 20-something lanes across

fastrak allow vehicles with transponders to zip thru w/o stopping
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Old February 18th, 2008, 09:04 AM   #138
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true in some regard, the thing is, during peak hours, the access to the bridge is controlled by a set of lights after the toll plaza.

I'l ltry and snap a picture of it next time I go through.
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Old February 18th, 2008, 07:27 PM   #139
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Here's some from Texas I got from AA Roads.
Texas has been building a lot of new toll roads in recent years- I've never driven them but, I must say, they always look really nice.

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Old February 18th, 2008, 07:31 PM   #140
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How can you pay on that last pic if you don't have a tolltag? Is that the Sam Houston Tollway (Route 8, beltway of Houston)
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