Friday, January 06, 2017

Next time Lefty Lou and the democratian tell you that tolls are the answer.... show them this:

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

Yeah... if the CRC Scam is ever built, when you look up and see these kinds of signs.... the luster will quickly and permanently be off the finish:

A screen capture of the horrific reality of tolling...
 Welcome to the wonderful world of "Dynamic Pricing."

In this case, the price was ARTIFICIALLY jacked up because:
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 cap on the toll and the prices will fluctuate based on the real-time traffic demand.
That's right: these people were forcing traffic to move slower which AUTOMATICALLY increased the tolls because of the tolling model they rape these people with.

Does ANYONE reading this think the CRC rip off would be any different?

According to the Express Lanes website, here is how the toll rate is determined:
Tolls for the Express Lanes are dynamic, meaning they change periodically based on real-time traffic conditions to keep the Lanes free-flowing. Because toll prices are based on demand, it is difficult to predict exactly what the tolls will be at any given time.
Tolls can range from as low as $0.20 per mile during less busy times, and up to approximately $1.00 per mile in some sections during rush hour. However, rates may rise significantly above the typical range for periods of time in the event of unusually heavy congestion or a specific event like a traffic accident or lane(s) closure.
How does their dynamic pricing work?
Dynamic pricing means that tolls on the Express Lanes change periodically to keep the Lanes free-flowing. Sensors alongside the road monitor traffic levels and speed, and toll prices adjust to maintain free-flowing conditions in the Lanes – even during peak times – to provide value to customers. A network of electronic signs displays the latest toll prices.
This is theft, pure and simple.  And this is what those who want to ram a STILL unneeded, unaffordable and unwanted I-5 Bridge replacement without building two other bridges FIRST are going to ram down our throats.

And this doesn't even begin to include the possibilities that also came to life here:
As of 6 p.m. Thursday, the Express Lanes website showed an expected 36-minute trip from the 495 Express Lanes starting nearby Tysons Corner all the way to I-95 near Garrisonville Road/Route 610 in Stafford costing over $45.
Those of us opposed to this insanity have been insulted and ridiculed by the leftists demanding this stupidity who also, coincidentally, won't have to PAY these tolls to use the bridge they want replaced.

So.... come on, local politicians.... by all means, keep supporting the I-5 Bridge rip off.

See what happens to you if you keep it up.

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