Re: Is Downtown JC next? Out-Of-Town Drivers Banned From Using Leonia As Shortcut
Posted by brewster on 2018/1/22 18:37:08
Am I understanding this correctly:
Move 14C tolls to the CC drive exit.
Add a new toll on the turnpike east of CC Drive (say, 14D)
Anyone who enters HT within x minutes of exiting 14A, B, or C gets charged (significantly) more than the person who goes from 14D to HT?
If so, I like it.
Only thing I don't like is TPK would get that $ rather than JC.
No moving of tolls, just new "express lane" type readers past the Columbus exit that catch the tags as they pass so they know when the cars get to the HT who used the 12th st ramp and not LSP or Columbus.
Who gets the money if it's a surcharge should be negotiable, I wouldn't grudge the TPK some of it for implementing and administering it. But I would make that charge so high no one would consider it just another commuting cost, so there would be no huge pot of money. The moral hazard is politicians who see a new revenue source to be extracted from those willing to pay an affordable surcharge.
Do they really enforce the "no turns" during rush? I stay away from there in the AM at all costs. I've seen plenty of people making the right into the tunnel from the left "through traffic" lane on Marin with the PA cops just sitting there. I honestly can't recall ever seeing a PA cop move a muscle to enforce traffic rules like gridlock and turns.
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