Free Republic
Browse · Search
News/Activism
Topics · Post Article

Skip to comments.

White House Wants to Lift Ban on Interstate Tolls
New York Times ^ | 4/29/14 | Ron Nixon

Posted on 04/29/2014 6:24:18 PM PDT by Nachum

Washington - Drivers on the nation’s Interstates could soon be paying more to travel. A transportation proposal sent to Congress by the Obama administration on Tuesday would remove a prohibition on tolls for existing Interstate highways, clearing the way for states to raise revenue on roads that drivers currently use at no cost. Congress banned tolls on Interstates in 1956 when it created the national highway system under President Dwight D. Eisenhower. The administration said lifting the toll ban would help address a shortfall in funding to pay for highway repairs. The tolls, along with other changes, could provide an

(Excerpt) Read more at nytimes.com ...


TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: ban; interstate; obamarecession; obamataxhikes; tolls
Navigation: use the links below to view more comments.
first 1-2021-4041-6061-8081-96 next last

1 posted on 04/29/2014 6:24:18 PM PDT by Nachum
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | View Replies]

To: Jet Jaguar; NorwegianViking; ExTexasRedhead; HollyB; FromLori; EricTheRed_VocalMinority; ...

The list, Ping

Let me know if you would like to be on or off the ping list

http://www.nachumlist.com/


2 posted on 04/29/2014 6:24:58 PM PDT by Nachum (Obamacare: It's. The. Flaw.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Nachum

Obama: (thinking) “YES! ... another way to eff up the American economy! This is GREAT!!!”


3 posted on 04/29/2014 6:25:56 PM PDT by Lazamataz (Early 2009 to 7/21/2013 - RIP my little girl Cathy. You were the best cat ever. You will be missed.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Nachum

The Nazi ‘RATS never met a tax they didn’t love. Yo! America! Had enough yet? Taxes are the Nazi ‘RATS version of waterboarding.


4 posted on 04/29/2014 6:26:00 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (Obama's smidgens are coming home to roost.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Nachum

NO NO NO NO NO


5 posted on 04/29/2014 6:26:26 PM PDT by onona (I’ve pretty much given up on sanity returning.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 2 | View Replies]

To: Nachum
raise revenue on roads that drivers currently use at no cost

Ummm
6 posted on 04/29/2014 6:27:01 PM PDT by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Nachum
NO INTERSTATE HIGHWAY TOLLS!!!
7 posted on 04/29/2014 6:28:00 PM PDT by SandRat (Duty - Honor - Country! What else needs said?)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Nachum

Unless they also scrap the Fed. fuel taxes, they’ll be in for a double taxation fight.


8 posted on 04/29/2014 6:28:19 PM PDT by PeaceBeWithYou (De Oppresso Liber! (50 million and counting in Afghanistan and Iraq))
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Nachum

Of course, its about paying for Obamacare.

Its a lie the Administration wants to help pay for interstate roads maintenance.

This Administration is addicted to new taxes up the wazoo.


9 posted on 04/29/2014 6:28:28 PM PDT by goldstategop (In Memory Of A Dearly Beloved Friend Who Lives In My Heart Forever)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Nachum

Sell the freeway system, use the money to pay down debt.


10 posted on 04/29/2014 6:30:53 PM PDT by DManA
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: cripplecreek

yeah b/c the huge taxes we pay now to fedgov don’t pay for road upkeep.


11 posted on 04/29/2014 6:31:01 PM PDT by Secret Agent Man (Gone Galt; Not averse to Going Bronson.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 6 | View Replies]

To: Nachum

A massive step to micro managing and monitoring our travel. Tolls have a huge effect on reducing casual traveling.


12 posted on 04/29/2014 6:31:52 PM PDT by ansel12 ((Libertarianism offers the transitory concepts and dialogue to move from conservatism, to liberalism)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Nachum

Of course, they could not expect the “poor” people to pay for their own tolls, so a program would have to be established for them to get cards with free toll money on them, paid for by the taxpayers.


13 posted on 04/29/2014 6:32:37 PM PDT by NEMDF
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Secret Agent Man

Lots of nice bike trails and rain gardens going in everywhere though.


14 posted on 04/29/2014 6:32:39 PM PDT by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 11 | View Replies]

To: cripplecreek

and 12-times as expensive roundabouts on exit and entrance ramps.


15 posted on 04/29/2014 6:33:51 PM PDT by Secret Agent Man (Gone Galt; Not averse to Going Bronson.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 14 | View Replies]

To: Nachum

The administration said lifting the toll ban would help address a shortfall in funding to pay for highway repairs.


Ya mean those “shovel ready” projects you put forth as a stimulus plan and then baselined so it’s spent every year, slimmed but not eliminated by the sequester?


16 posted on 04/29/2014 6:38:57 PM PDT by lepton ("It is useless to attempt to reason a man out of a thing he was never reasoned into"--Jonathan Swift)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: ansel12

It’s all about control with these statist enemies of liberty.


17 posted on 04/29/2014 6:39:42 PM PDT by bluetick (If you're going to err, err on the side of liberty.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 12 | View Replies]

To: goldstategop

The corrupt idiots in DC want more money to steal and waste. They won’t be satisfied until they control us and all our money.


18 posted on 04/29/2014 6:39:59 PM PDT by peeps36 (Save The Tortoise And Kill The People)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 9 | View Replies]

To: Nachum

Maybe I’m missing something here. I thought the Federal restriction against tolls on the interstate system was already lifted in one of the Federal highway bills in the last 10-15 years?


19 posted on 04/29/2014 6:42:03 PM PDT by Alberta's Child ("I've never seen such a conclave of minstrels in my life.")
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: cripplecreek

Where in the H*ll has all our money gone that was taken by the “federal Gas Tax”?


20 posted on 04/29/2014 6:42:07 PM PDT by JSDude1 (Defeat Hagan, elect a Constutional Conservative: Dr. Greg Brannon!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 6 | View Replies]


Navigation: use the links below to view more comments.
first 1-2021-4041-6061-8081-96 next last

Disclaimer: Opinions posted on Free Republic are those of the individual posters and do not necessarily represent the opinion of Free Republic or its management. All materials posted herein are protected by copyright law and the exemption for fair use of copyrighted works.

Free Republic
Browse · Search
News/Activism
Topics · Post Article

FreeRepublic, LLC, PO BOX 9771, FRESNO, CA 93794
FreeRepublic.com is powered by software copyright 2000-2008 John Robinson