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Old February 18th, 2008, 08:58 PM   #141
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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)
The one right above it shows the plaza- there is a regular booth to the right. That's in Dallas, I'm sure, the transponder would be called an E-Z Tag on Beltway 8, not a TollTag like they do in Dallas.

The second picture is on the Sam Houston Tollway, however, and the first one is Highway 130 in Austin, I believe.
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Old May 29th, 2008, 07:27 AM   #142
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Electronic toll collection

Since I'm in Manila right now, the city's highways have electronic toll collections such as the E-Pass for the SLEX





How about in your city/country's highways?
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Old May 29th, 2008, 07:46 AM   #143
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Was first used for the Citylink tollway in Melbourne http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/CityLink
But also works for the few other toll roads around Australia.

Will be used on the new Eastlink project which is almost complete in Melbournes outer east.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/EastLink%2C_Melbourne
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Old May 29th, 2008, 08:19 AM   #144
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Here are some other threads in this section on toll roads and e-tolls :

Toll Highways
http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showthread.php?t=427077

Toll Roads & Toll Gates
http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showthread.php?t=579306

Map of untolled/ tolled motorways in europe
http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showthread.php?t=493787

best e-tolls
http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showthread.php?t=446534
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Old May 29th, 2008, 08:20 AM   #145
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Hwy. 407 slashes tolls for big rigs
But even large discounts unlikely to lure some truckers

The Canadian Press
5 July 2006
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Trucking firms whose big rigs frequently ply Canada's first pay-as-you-go highway will now see their Highway 407 tolls slashed by as much as half if they use it during off-peak hours, the road's owner and operator said yesterday.

The discount program is designed to help ease the increasing rush-hour congestion on the 108-kilometre highway, while drawing more traffic from the jam-packed Highway 401.

"During peak hours we are experiencing congestion," said Dale Albers, a spokesperson for 407 ETR, the company that owns the highway.

"(This) will help lighten the load during the peak and encourage truckers and other companies to use it during off-peak hours."

The incentive is part of a settlement reached in March that ended a series of bitter disputes between the company and the Ontario government over toll increases and other issues.

Car drivers will have to wait at least few more months for a similar break on tolls that was also agreed to in the settlement.

For truckers, however, the savings are immediate -- and potentially substantial. A typical 18-wheeler using the obligatory transponder pays 48.75 cents a kilometre during peak hours.

Until now, the discount for driving outside of rush hours -- between 6 and 10 a.m. and from 3 to 7 p.m. on weekdays -- amounted to just two cents.

That discount now increases to as much as 23 cents a kilometre for driving at night and on weekends and 12 cents for usage at other off-peak times.

The highway operator says 300 trucking companies already qualify for the maximum discount, but estimates tens of thousands of trucks could see some form of savings.

But even the hefty discount won't lure some truckers onto the highway.

"It's just cost-prohibitive for us -- that's a significant chunk of our revenue based on a per-kilometre basis," said Brent Byers, vice-president of APPS Transport Group that operates about 60 trucks out of Brampton.

"And in particular on the off-hours is when you really aren't inclined to use it, because the rest of the roads aren't congested, so why would you pay?"

There are some rules for companies to qualify for the maximum saving.

They have to pay their bills within 60 days, trucks must have the transponder and drive more than 600 kilometres per month on the highway.

Under the terms of the contract with the province, toll levels on the 407 are linked to traffic reductions on the jam-packed Highway 401.

The breaks on the tolls "will certainly help that," said Albers.

In 1999, the former Conservative government of then-premier Mike Harris sold a 99-year lease to the private consortium to run the 407 as Canada's first private toll road.

The tolls have skyrocketed since and the company and province were inundated with public complaints about incorrect billing and heavy-handed collection tactics.

The Liberal government sued over the toll increases but lost, leading to the settlement.

To alleviate congestion, 407 ETR is also spending $100 million to add lanes to a 100-kilometre stretch of the road above Toronto.
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Old May 29th, 2008, 08:21 AM   #146
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Province rules out suggested tolls on highways around Toronto
21 February 2008
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TORONTO - Ontario Transportation Minister Jim Bradley has dismissed a suggestion from a blue-ribbon panel that the province implement road tolls on 400 series highways in the Toronto area.

``Our government has said _ repeatedly _ it will not be placing tolls on existing 400-series highways,'' Bradley said Thursday.

``Road pricing'' is among the tough choices facing the region, according to the panel appointed by mayor David Miller to review the city's financial situation.

It says tolling the Gardiner Expressway, Don Valley Parkway and other highways around Toronto could raise $700 million to improve transit in the region.

``The idea is to take a ring road around the city and put it in a single entity that you can (turn into) a toll highway that is your entrance to the city,'' said panel member Larry Tanenbaum.

``It needs to be seriously considered by all levels of government,'' fellow panellist Paul Massara said.

Even so, the province must approve any changes relating to highways, Bradley said.

``They were built originally without tolls on them; they were built on that condition,'' he said of the 400 highways, 407 being the sole exception.
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Old May 29th, 2008, 09:02 PM   #147
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My state in the US, Connecticut, does not have toll highways. In fact, it is the only state in the East Coast not to have them. Tolls have a bad experience here since there was two accidents that killed people that had to deal with toll booths.

A consequence of that is that we have a higher fuel tax than most of our neighbors. Gas prices are usually 25-30 cents higher here than in Mass or RI. And they get to drive in our roads free while we have to pay for ours. How's that?

I suppose that I would support a toll system to lower the dependence on fuel taxes that CT has for funding, however the problem with the barriers is that they encourage more congestion. The state needs to look at electronic tolling alternatives. But at the current issue, this rests on the plans of our neighbors.

The closest toll roads to Connecticut are:

Massachusetts Turnpike (I-90), which is mostly toll-free, but there are barriers. It's pretty close to the CT border.



The toll bridges of NYC, which cost $4.50-6 (depends on the bridge and what direction you go)

This is the Whitestone Bridge (I-678), which costs $4.50


New York Thruway. This is I-90 near Albany


New Jersey Turnpike: I-95 before it meets I-80


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Old May 29th, 2008, 09:33 PM   #148
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A consequence of that is that we have a higher fuel tax than most of our neighbors. Gas prices are usually 25-30 cents higher here than in Mass or RI. And they get to drive in our roads free while we have to pay for ours. How's that?
You think those are big differences? Differences in fuel prices are much bigger here. E.g. in Luxembourg the gas is currently almost €0,40/l cheaper as in Holland!
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Old May 29th, 2008, 09:37 PM   #149
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Hwy. 407 slashes tolls for big rigs
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That's a damn good idea. They should do that for trucks on our new Texas 45 and Texas 130 tollways here in the Austin area. That would really take more trucks off of Interstate 35.
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Old May 29th, 2008, 09:37 PM   #150
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That's $ 2.4 per gallon
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Old May 29th, 2008, 10:17 PM   #151
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I love the fact that Sweden has pretty much no toll roads (other than the two bridges to Denmark and Norway). Sure they might get roads built faster, but then having to pay tons of money everyday to drive on a road is a lot worse than having a slightly slower road while the motorway gets slowly built. We've managed a pretty good motorway system here in sweden even without tolls, but of course it'd be better with tolls...but I prefer it this way. (But of course this does not always hold...just look at Norway: lots of tolls but like 200km total of motorways, heh.)
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All roads are toll roads, however, you'll pay for them differently, like via all kinds of taxes. Tax em to death! seems to be the motto of our government.
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Thank god there are no such things here in Bulgaria!
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In Normandy, ( Le Havre ) You have to pay €6,50 to cross this bridge.. I've been there last year.. Nice bridge
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From this point of view it seems very steep.
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Thank god there are no such things here in Bulgaria!
How not, when you have to pay for driving on Bulgarian roads?
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How not, when you have to pay for driving on Bulgarian roads?
i guess it's only for foreigners
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From this point of view it seems very steep.
When the Tour de France went over the bridge a few years ago it was a 2nd category climb.
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Do you have a side view of that bridge? I'd love to see one.
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You think those are big differences? Differences in fuel prices are much bigger here. E.g. in Luxembourg the gas is currently almost €0,40/l cheaper as in Holland!
Then again, I live in the US.
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