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Old July 10th, 2013, 11:51 AM   #9021
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Tax funded roads are a more cost-effective way to construct new roads, because the financing cost is lower for governments than it is for the private sector. However, you do need the proper tax revenue to start, and that's the problem. If no politician is willing to raise these taxes, then toll roads are the only solution.
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Old July 10th, 2013, 05:45 PM   #9022
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Tax funded roads are a more cost-effective way to construct new roads, because the financing cost is lower for governments than it is for the private sector. However, you do need the proper tax revenue to start, and that's the problem. If no politician is willing to raise these taxes, then toll roads are the only solution.
Not to mention the (sometimes significant) costs associated with the tolling infrastructure itself.
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Old July 10th, 2013, 09:10 PM   #9023
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But, I hate dealing with toll booths, they are beyond annoying. I'm glad CT has no tolls.
There are no toll booths on a lot of roads in the US now. They implemented the electronic system. You don't have to stop at all. You either need a pass, or get a bill in the mail.
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Old July 10th, 2013, 09:27 PM   #9024
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Nice photo of the new I-40 alignment in Oklahoma City.

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Oklahoma City I-40 Crosstown Expressway by Alonzo Adams Photography, on Flickr

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I-40 SkyDance Night by Alonzo Adams Photography, on Flickr
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Old July 12th, 2013, 02:39 PM   #9025
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I-5 Salmon Creek, WA

The I-5 / I-205 interchange in Salmon Creek, Washington (near Vancouver, WA).

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Old July 15th, 2013, 06:14 PM   #9026
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I-2 & I-69E

Interstate 2 & Interstate 69E in Harlingen, Texas

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Old July 15th, 2013, 06:35 PM   #9027
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No one under 50 allowed?
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Old July 15th, 2013, 06:38 PM   #9028
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I was expecting our prime-mnister Rutte in that pic
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Old July 15th, 2013, 09:18 PM   #9029
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neither under 100 kg
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Old July 15th, 2013, 10:51 PM   #9030
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Interstate 2 & Interstate 69E in Harlingen, Texas

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Old July 16th, 2013, 09:46 AM   #9031
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They only invited people who were there when the first interstate was laid.
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Old July 16th, 2013, 05:07 PM   #9032
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Glad to see new Interstates in Texas. I've driven the entire lengths of those roads but I want to drive them again as Interstates. I'm also glad to see new Interstate suffixes. Interstate 35 is not the only one anymore.
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Old July 16th, 2013, 05:34 PM   #9033
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I-69C in Pharr, Texas

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Old July 16th, 2013, 05:42 PM   #9034
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What a confusing sign.
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Old July 16th, 2013, 06:07 PM   #9035
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neither under 100 kg
Nah, the lady with the yellow shirt in the front row seems quite fit... although she may reach that weight on account of her boobs...
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Old July 16th, 2013, 06:12 PM   #9036
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Older people usually show up to events like these. Maybe because they have too much time on their hands as these events are usually during business hours. It's not much different in the Netherlands. Every time there is some kind of road event only officials and "gray heads" show up.
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Old July 16th, 2013, 06:16 PM   #9037
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When I was in Bologna they where almost an institution... in Bolognese dialect they are called "umarells", literally "tiny people". Someone wrote a book about them:





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Old July 16th, 2013, 09:04 PM   #9038
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Back in the day, there was an I-80N (now I-84) and an I-5W (now I-580/I-80/I-505) but a majority of those suffixed routes were abolished by AASHTO due to confusion in 1980.

With that said, can someone please explain to me why I-69 now gets a "C" and "E" suffix? Is it just a "Texas thing"? Wouldn't it have been better to renumber one of those routes as a I-x69?
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Old July 16th, 2013, 09:10 PM   #9039
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Additionally, I-69W is also planned, but as opposed to I-69E and I-69C, no segment has been constructed yet. I-69W will run from the I-69 mainline near Victoria to Laredo. If I understand correctly, there will be no unsuffixed I-69 south of Victoria. It branches into three long-distance spurs, all suffixed E, C or W.
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Old July 16th, 2013, 11:03 PM   #9040
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