EZ Pass Tolls

EZ Pass Tolls




Just returned to upstate NY from our week in Corolla and added up our EZ Pass tolls. $84.27. Ouch! Definitely an expense of vacation that is often overlooked.

This does not include the $16 we would have paid for taking the Chesapeake Expressway (we usually get off to hit the WaWa for gas and Chick Fil A for peach milkshakes).


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Just returned to upstate NY from our week in Corolla and added up our EZ Pass tolls. $84.27. Ouch! Definitely an expense of vacation that is often overlooked.

This does not include the $16 we would have paid for taking the Chesapeake Expressway (we usually get off to hit the WaWa for gas and Chick Fil A for peach milkshakes).

Meg


Wow, the Chesapeake Expressway is $8.00 each way now? I remember when it first opened I think it was a dollar. Last year (Hurricane) weekend it was free Lol


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I do the trip from MA to Corolla five times a year. It does add up. smiley

Our next-door neighbors have several homes including a place on Grand Cayman. Would rather pay the tolls than airline flights several times a year for us to get to the islands.


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I do the trip from MA to Corolla five times a year. It does add up. smiley

Our next-door neighbors have several homes including a place on Grand Cayman. Would rather pay the tolls than airline flights several times a year for us to get to the islands.

PaulOinMA


If they have a place in Grand Cayman they are not worrying about tolls Laughing smiley


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Gas and tolls, a small price to drive to paradise.


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Just returned to upstate NY from our week in Corolla and added up our EZ Pass tolls. $84.27. Ouch! Definitely an expense of vacation that is often overlooked.

This does not include the $16 we would have paid for taking the Chesapeake Expressway (we usually get off to hit the WaWa for gas and Chick Fil A for peach milkshakes).

Meg


Wow, the Chesapeake Expressway is $8.00 each way now? I remember when it first opened I think it was a dollar. Last year (Hurricane) weekend it was free Lol

Laszlo
In season it is everyday. Off season I think it's around $3.00.


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From Tennessee to KDH my tolls totaled $0.00

I love the red states. Thumbs up


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Just returned to upstate NY from our week in Corolla and added up our EZ Pass tolls. $84.27. Ouch! Definitely an expense of vacation that is often overlooked.

This does not include the $16 we would have paid for taking the Chesapeake Expressway (we usually get off to hit the WaWa for gas and Chick Fil A for peach milkshakes).

Meg


Wow, the Chesapeake Expressway is $8.00 each way now? I remember when it first opened I think it was a dollar. Last year (Hurricane) weekend it was free Lol

Laszlo
In season it is everyday. Off season I think it's around $3.00.

Md.Chas


It's actually $3.00 during the week and $8.00 during peak weekends, which are 1 week before Memorial Day weekend to 1 week after Labor Day weekend.


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From Tennessee to KDH my tolls totaled $0.00

I love the red states. Thumbs up

FryeGuy


You mean the citizens of the blue states, generally.


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Everything has to turn political... Sad smiley


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From Tennessee to KDH my tolls totaled $0.00

I love the red states. Thumbs up

FryeGuy


Yes, in the blue states they know it's a great way to extract a cash tax from people daily.

Greg MD


I dunno...the TX toll system (where I spend a bunch of time) can be pretty egregious; FL as well. Tolls are pretty much apolitical smiley


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Can we maybe not turn every thread political?



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From Tennessee to KDH my tolls totaled $0.00

I love the red states. Thumbs up

FryeGuy


You mean the citizens of the blue states, generally.

KDHBreeze


Not sure toll roads have anything to do with red or blue states. I live in a red state and can't drive anywhere without paying a toll. Every new road they build is a toll road.


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Raleigh's outer loop (540) is a toll road on the West and Southwest sides and I gladly take it unless I have a bunch of time to kill and am in no hurry. You can always avoid a toll road, but they have a tendency to be convenient enough that you might not want to.


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Can we maybe not turn every thread political?

Shari V


No more posts that have no ability to turn political should be tolerated. IE: in the old days it was "Where is the best pizza" now the title should be "Where is the best pizza south of any Blue State?"
Like that and then it will save time going political. smiley with shades


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Raleigh's outer loop (540) is a toll road on the West and Southwest sides and I gladly take it unless I have a bunch of time to kill and am in no hurry. You can always avoid a toll road, but they have a tendency to be convenient enough that you might not want to.

Mstaszew


Every year I plan to take this around Raleigh and every year the GPS takes me on the inner loop. Yes, i could plan ahead and go without the GPS but traffic in that area is typically thick and moving at close to the speed of sound so I try not to take too many chances.

WV turnpike are the only tolls I have to pay to get to Hatteras and you are right - I know how to get around them but its really not worth the trouble.


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Raleigh's outer loop (540) is a toll road on the West and Southwest sides and I gladly take it unless I have a bunch of time to kill and am in no hurry. You can always avoid a toll road, but they have a tendency to be convenient enough that you might not want to.

Mstaszew


Every year I plan to take this around Raleigh and every year the GPS takes me on the inner loop. Yes, i could plan ahead and go without the GPS but traffic in that area is typically thick and moving at close to the speed of sound so I try not to take too many chances.

Orange Crush


Unless there's an accident or some crazy traffic delays on 40/440 (inner loop) you'll always want that. The outer loop if described accurately would be the "way outer loop" lol. It goes way the hell out there. It's a convenient way to get to the towns on the outskirts of Raleigh when you're already near(ish) that road. I think it'll be a bit before it's the best option going from one side of Raleigh to the other in an east-west direction.


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Pennsylvania is raising their EZ Pass fees by 6% January 1st. If you don’t have EZ Pass the tolls are 45% higher.


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Why in the world wouldn't you use the Chapel Hill/Outer Banks ferry? So much more relaxing. Liar


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Everything has to turn political... Sad smiley

J4yDubs

Actually in this case yes it was political.

n 2011 the city of Chesapeake wanted to raise to tolls across the board and institute the in season rate to $6 each way for 2 axles.

A question was raised by councilwoman Ella Ward on how the increase would impact the citizens of Chesapeake. The vote was put off for 2 months and when it was introduced again the city manager at the time James Baker and his assistant presented a powerpoint presentation that detailed how 93% of the travellers for the Expressway were non residents and it would not affect the voting population of chesapeake. It was also suggested that the city remind people they could bypass the toll completely by using great bridge and right after that the 2nd turn lane was added northbound on Rt 168 to accommodate the increased traffic.
Since then the toll was increased again in 2016 to the $8 it is now for a 2 axle vehicle.


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Everything that involves citizens and the actions of their government on their behalf are, by definition, political.


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Actually in this case yes it was political.

n 2011 the city of Chesapeake wanted to raise to tolls across the board and institute the in season rate to $6 each way for 2 axles.

A question was raised by councilwoman Ella Ward on how the increase would impact the citizens of Chesapeake. The vote was put off for 2 months and when it was introduced again the city manager at the time James Baker and his assistant presented a powerpoint presentation that detailed how 93% of the travellers for the Expressway were non residents and it would not affect the voting population of chesapeake. It was also suggested that the city remind people they could bypass the toll completely by using great bridge and right after that the 2nd turn lane was added northbound on Rt 168 to accommodate the increased traffic.
Since then the toll was increased again in 2016 to the $8 it is now for a 2 axle vehicle.

Alexy

Sounds like a local issue, not a political issue. No where does it mention red, blue, dems or gop. Local representatives trying to do what's right for the people they serve. That's the way it's supposed to work and has nothing to do with a specific political party.

John


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Actually in this case yes it was political.

n 2011 the city of Chesapeake wanted to raise to tolls across the board and institute the in season rate to $6 each way for 2 axles.

A question was raised by councilwoman Ella Ward on how the increase would impact the citizens of Chesapeake. The vote was put off for 2 months and when it was introduced again the city manager at the time James Baker and his assistant presented a powerpoint presentation that detailed how 93% of the travellers for the Expressway were non residents and it would not affect the voting population of chesapeake. It was also suggested that the city remind people they could bypass the toll completely by using great bridge and right after that the 2nd turn lane was added northbound on Rt 168 to accommodate the increased traffic.
Since then the toll was increased again in 2016 to the $8 it is now for a 2 axle vehicle.

Alexy

Sounds like a local issue, not a political issue. No where does it mention red, blue, dems or gop. Local representatives trying to do what's right for the people they serve. That's the way it's supposed to work and has nothing to do with a specific political party.

John

J4yDubs

It most definitely was political at its most basic level.
The only debate was its effect on their voters. Once it was made known they could raise the tolls with no effect on their voters who elected them it went through with a laugh by the entire council ( I believe the meeting might still be on youtube along with the presentation)


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It most definitely was political at its most basic level.
The only debate was its effect on their voters. Once it was made known they could raise the tolls with no effect on their voters who elected them it went through with a laugh by the entire council ( I believe the meeting might still be on youtube along with the presentation)

Alexy

I was referring to the red vs blue or dems vs gop comments, not a political process.


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Really John? Your posse has called us to stand down and you just keep on going because your ego won't let it go.


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