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  • Ahead of the snow, toll for Express Lanes in Virginia rises over $30 during evening rush hour

    01/08/2017 8:12:18 AM PST · by lowbridge · 71 replies ^ | January 5, 2017
    A FOX 5 staff member driving on Interstate 495 found a sign showing the toll for the Express Lanes starting from nearby the Tysons Corner area to the I-395/95 exit would cost a whopping $30! Using the lanes to I-66 would be just shy of $10. -snip A spokesperson for Transurban, the company that manages the Express Lanes, said from around 4:30 p.m. to 5:10 p.m. Thursday, two salt and plow trucks were working on the southbound Express Lanes on I-495 and I-95, causing traffic to slow and increasing the toll on those lanes. The company said there is no...
  • Say goodbye to toll gates in NYC

    12/21/2016 2:53:18 PM PST · by ChicagoConservative27 · 73 replies
    Toll gates at the Big Apple’s bridges and tunnels will disappear next year as a cashless system is rolled out, Gov. Cuomo announced Wednesday. The new system will be set up beginning in January at the Queens-Midtown and Hugh Carey tunnels, and then throughout the year at the Rockaway, RFK, Verrazano-Narrows, Throgs Neck and Bronx-Whitestone bridges. The system will collect money from drivers using E-ZPass. Those without E-ZPass will get their license plates recorded and receive a bill within 30 days. They will have 30 days to pay. All license plates will be scanned and scofflaws will be ticketed immediately....
  • ‘Tolls are coming’ to Germany’s autobahns

    11/20/2016 11:52:20 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 18 replies ^ | November 4, 2016 | Janosch Delcker
    BERLIN — German Transport Minister Alexander Dobrindt’s political future is tied to the success of imposing a toll on foreign drivers using the country’s autobahns, and despite being slapped down by the European Commission he isn’t giving up on the idea.“The tolls are coming,” Dobrindt told the Bild newspaper on Friday, following news that the EU and Germany are about to settle their dispute over introducing the payments. “I am confident that we will be able to close negotiations with the EU Commission on a positive note in November.”Dobrindt told reporters he expected tolls to come into effect after national...
  • At busy crossing, pedestrians need passports to enter Mexico

    08/20/2015 6:57:51 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 18 replies
    AP (American Pravda) ^ | 08-20-2015 | By ELLIOT SPAGAT
    SAN DIEGO (AP) -- Walking into Mexico at the nation's busiest border crossing with the United States is no longer an uninterrupted stroll for foreigners. Starting late Wednesday, pedestrians going to Tijuana from San Diego at the San Ysidro crossing must choose between a line for Mexicans who get waved through, and a line for foreigners who must show a passport, fill out a form and - if staying more than a week - pay 322 pesos, or roughly $20, for a six-month permit. About a dozen foreigners stood in line Wednesday night, directed by English-speaking agents to six inspection...
  • WHO revises Ebola toll

    10/31/2014 6:36:23 PM PDT · by wtd · 12 replies ^ | 11/01/2014 | AFP
    <p>The World Health Organization Friday revised its figures showing more people killed by the deadly Ebola virus, but the number of cases of the disease was slightly lower.</p> <p>The WHO said that 4,951 people had died across eight countries from Ebola and there was a total of 13,567 reported cases, up to and including October 29.</p>
  • Washington (DC) opens door to charging interstate tolls

    05/02/2014 12:46:32 PM PDT · by nascarnation · 21 replies
    Autoblog ^ | 5/2/2014 | Chris Bruce
    Using America's interstate system could get more expensive in some places in the near future. Provisions in the White House-endorsed, $302 billion transportation bill would allow states to get permission from the federal government to impose tolls on them to raise money for infrastructure upkeep. Of course, some states already charge to drive on the interstates – the New Jersey turnpike, for example – but for the most part charges are rare on the federally funded roads. "We believe that this is an area where the states have to make their own decisions," said Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx to the...
  • Taking a Toll: Administration wants to let states charge on interstate highways

    04/30/2014 8:05:46 PM PDT · by DBCJR · 45 replies ^ | 4/30/14
    Ever driven down I-95 in Maryland, or the New Jersey Turnpike, and parted ways with $10, $20 in tolls? If the Obama administration has its way, highways across the country could someday be that way. In a major shift for how governments fund transportation projects, the administration wants to let states charge tolls on interstate highways. A federal ban currently bars states from doing so in most places, but the latest White House push could change that.
  • Kenya mall attack: Death toll rises to 68

    09/22/2013 11:28:27 AM PDT · by Innovative · 64 replies
    CNN ^ | Sept 22, 2013 | Faith Karimi, Steve Almasy and Lillian Leposo, CNN
    Sixty-eight dead. At least 175 injured. About 30 hostages still inside, as well as perhaps a dozen gunmen. Those are the grim numbers, more than a day after Islamist attackers stormed an upscale Nairobi mall on Saturday, spraying bullets and holding shoppers captive. The tense standoff continued into Sunday night, with sporadic gunfire heard through the day and at least one explosion.
  • Death toll soars to 638 in Egypt violence

    08/15/2013 8:16:58 PM PDT · by Nachum · 25 replies
    Associated Press ^ | 8/15/13 | Maggie Michael
    CAIRO — Weeping relatives in search of loved ones uncovered the faces of the bloodied, unclaimed dead in a Cairo mosque near the smoldering epicenter of support for ousted President Mohammed Morsi, as the death toll soared past 600 Thursday from Egypt´s deadliest day since the Arab Spring began. World condemnation widened for the bloody crackdown on Morsi´s mostly Islamist supporters, including an angry response from President Barack Obama, who canceled joint U.S.-Egyptian military maneuvers. Violence spread Thursday, with government buildings set afire near the pyramids, policemen gunned down and scores of Christian churches attacked. As turmoil engulfed the country,
  • Death Toll in Egypt Surpasses 600

    08/15/2013 4:05:55 PM PDT · by Nachum · 15 replies
    CAIRO — The death toll surpassed 600 on Thursday from Egypt’s bloodiest crackdown on supporters of its deposed Islamist president as violent new protests erupted in the country and world condemnation widened, including an angry response by President Obama and calls for a suspension of European economic aid. In defiance of calls for restraint, Egypt’s Interior Ministry warned protesters that police officers were authorized to use lethal force to protect themselves. The ministry also promised to punish any “terrorist actions and sabotage” after at least two government buildings were burned early Thursday. “The ministry has given instructions to all forces...
  • Bay Bridge party toll: $37 per walker [San Francisco-Oakland]

    02/13/2013 7:58:58 PM PST · by Lonely Bull · 12 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | Wednesday, February 13, 2013 | Phillip Matier and Andrew Ross, Chronicle Columnists
    Bay Area bridge commuters will be ponying up $37 for each of the 150,000 people expected to walk across the new Bay Bridge span during the big Labor Day opening celebration. That's the breakdown on the math for the $5.6 million in toll money going toward the public side of the public-private celebration marking completion of the new eastern span.
  • Someone has already driven 200 mph on Texas 130

    10/25/2012 12:58:48 PM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 54 replies
    Houston Chronicle ^ | October 25, 2012 | Dan X. McGraw
    WATCHTexas opened the fastest highway in the nation this weekend, but before a single driver got onto the road, Texan John Hennessey was cruising down the freeway at more than 200 mph. Hennessey, who specializes in making some of the fastest cars, asked lawmakers if he could test whether the TxTag toll tag system could capture license plates and tags at the new high speeds, according to Jalopnik. Texas officials gave him the thumbs up to test the system on the open road. Hennessey topped out his car at 220 mph, and the tag system grabbed his tag and license...
  • Narrows Bridge tolls poised for big jump in July

    01/12/2012 4:52:01 PM PST · by dragonblustar · 25 replies
    Kitsap Sun ^ | Jan 12, 2012 | Ed Friedrich
    GIG HARBOR — Tacoma Narrows Bridge tolls were always going to increase. Bond payments were set up that way. The questions are when and how much. Preliminary answers from a workshop Wednesday night are July 1 and a lot. Department of Transportation experts kicked off the toll-raising process by updating the bridge's citizen advisory committee with the latest traffic and revenue numbers. They also provided four toll scenarios. In them, the electronic rate would jump from $2.75 to $4.25 or $4.50, the manual rate from $4 to $5.50 or $6, and the photo tolling rate from $5.50 to $7 or...
  • N.C. toll road 'transponders' set for high-speed auto-payments (collection booths not needed)

    10/16/2011 2:43:50 PM PDT · by Libloather · 72 replies · 1+ views
    News Observer ^ | 10/11/11 | John Murawski
    N.C. toll road 'transponders' set for high-speed auto-paymentsBy John Murawski - The News and Observer Modified Tue, Oct 11, 2011 01:03 PM The N.C. Turnpike Authority began selling electronic devices this morning that will enable drivers pass through the nation's first cash-free toll road without slowing down to deposit coins in a bucket when the first section of the highway opens to the public in December. The turnpike authority's service center in Morrisville had sold 19 of the "transponders" by mid-day Tuesday. The first customers were mostly public officials who lined up at the sales windows as part of a...
  • NJ Man Sues Over Toll Hikes, Claims Bias Against Poor

    09/21/2011 5:41:57 AM PDT · by Puppage · 47 replies ^ | 09/21/2011
    A New Jersey man has filed a federal lawsuit in New York over the Port Authority's toll increase. Yoel Weisshaus of New Milford claims the increase is an abuse of power and discriminates against him because he is poor. Cash tolls on the George Washington Bridge, Holland Tunnel, Lincoln Tunnel, Goethals Bridge, Bayonne Bridge and Outerbridge Crossing went up from $8 to $12 on Sunday. Weisshaus claims the tolls are targeted to restrict minimum-wage earners and will be used to complete the World Trade Center project instead of improving bridges and tunnels. The Record newspaper reports the unemployed Bergen Community...
  • Joplin tornado death toll soars to 89 (116 now)

    05/23/2011 3:57:50 AM PDT · by Sprite518 · 354 replies
    A massive tornado that ripped through the heart of Joplin Sunday evening killed at least 89 people, emergency officials said at a predawn news conference.
  • Police: Japan disaster death toll to top 18,000

    03/21/2011 12:42:01 AM PDT · by Sprite518 · 6 replies · 1+ views
    TOKYO — Police officials estimate that the toll from Japan's massive March 11 earthquake and tsunami will exceed 18,000 deaths. One of the of the hardest-hit prefectures, Miyagi, estimates that the deaths will top 15,000 in that region alone, police spokesman Hitoshi Sugawara said. Police in other devastated areas declined to estimate eventual tolls, but said the confirmed deaths in their areas already number nearly 3,400.
  • Motorists illegally detained at Florida tolls - for using large bills!

    03/06/2011 3:35:10 AM PST · by rawhide · 93 replies ^ | 3-5-11 | Mike Deeson
    Meet Joel Chandler,who just paid his $1.00 toll on the Polk Parkway with a $100 bill,he is not allowed to leave unless he provides personal info to the toll taker.The toll taker tells Chandler this is what happens when they get large bills. Chandler says to the toll taker,"So I'm being detained?"She says yes sir. It is a policy the Florida Turnpike authority instituted for people who paid with $20,$50 or$100 bills. After it happened once,Chandler kept testing the system and taped his encounters as he went through the toll booths. One time a toll taker told him, she wouldn't...
  • Indian tribe protests cigarette taxes

    09/16/2010 10:48:19 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 48 replies
    United Press International (UPI) ^ | September 16, 2010 | United Press International
    TUSCARORA INDIAN NATION, N.Y., Sept. 16 (UPI) -- An American Indian tribe told motorists it may collect tolls from cars to protest a court decision giving New York the right to tax the tribe's cigarette sales. "It's not just about taxes," a member of the Tuscarora tribe told The Buffalo (N.Y.) News. "This is about our freedom and our human rights. We're supposed to be a sovereign nation, and yet the state keeps trying to tax us." Several dozen members of the Iroquoian-language-family tribe carrying signs and flags stopped passing cars on a two-lane state highway and handed fliers to...
  • Obama jobs death toll watch: More health care layoffs

    08/26/2010 10:21:04 AM PDT · by Nachum · 3 replies ^ | 8/26/10 | Michelle Malkin
    I said yesterday in my Beltway Chainsaw Massacre column that the GOP needs to track the Obama jobs death toll and tell the victims’ stories far and wide. But there’s no need to wait for the GOP. I’ll keep doing it right here. The first story of the day comes from the Fort Worth Star Telegram in Texas, where a health insurer called Health Markets has laid off 70 workers and expects up to 180 more as it braces for the costs of Obamacare and other government mandates: