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Another driving tax on the way?

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State senator talks about "congestion pricing" on the Bay Bridge in this interview. This is being suggested for traffic on the westside of LA/Santa Monica to get to the beach, and the idea seems to be that it will reduce traffic congestion in specific pockets here.

Has congestion pricing actually reduced traffic on the Bay Bridge during peak hours? If that's the goal, and outwardly it seems to be, has this tax worked? If it hasn't reduced volume, then it's just another tax.

regardless, eff these effers for even thinking of creating yet another tax as a solution.

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A $4 fee to drive into the 4.3-square-mile area during weekday rush hour could almost immediately reduce traffic delays and miles driven there by more than 20%, the analysis found.

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This is where I work and has nothing to do with beach traffic. The traffic jams at the 10 freeway because of the glut of working people trying to get home at the junction of the 405 and traffic from here all the way to downtown and beyond is near gridlock.

It's a money grab, they are doing absolutely nothing to reduce traffic, they know people have to work and will have to pay the toll. If they were focusing on beach traffic then put the toll at the beach. But that's not going to happen because the promenade would take a hit and they would lose tourist money. 

It is a study funded to find an excuse to steal money, a taxation without representation since the funds do not solve any problem. 

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32 minutes ago, Blarg said:

A $4 fee to drive into the 4.3-square-mile area during weekday rush hour could almost immediately reduce traffic delays and miles driven there by more than 20%, the analysis found.

la-1553729143-aahjgd5au5-snap-image

This is where I work and has nothing to do with beach traffic. The traffic jams at the 10 freeway because of the glut of working people trying to get home at the junction of the 405 and traffic from here all the way to downtown and beyond is near gridlock.

It's a money grab, they are doing absolutely nothing to reduce traffic, they know people have to work and will have to pay the toll. If they were focusing on beach traffic then put the toll at the beach. But that's not going to happen because the promenade would take a hit and they would lose tourist money. 

It is a study funded to find an excuse to steal money, a taxation without representation since the funds do not solve any problem. 

Yep, id like to see the data points that conclusion was based on cause i smell bullshit

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2 hours ago, floplag said:

How do you reduce congestion when there is literally no other route to take or if there are they are just as hammered?  Its asinine and nothing more than another money grab

Do you really think that's what California politicians are about? What gives you that idea? Up until this point, all of their financial decisions have been well though out and our tax monies managed well.

 

 

 

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1 minute ago, Jason said:

Do you really think that's what California politicians are about? What gives you that idea? Up until this point, all of their financial decisions have been well though out and our tax monies managed well.

 

 

 

insert sarcasm emoji here

 

All sarcasm aside, you really dont want to know what i think they are all about as i dont see a single redeeming quality coming out of Sacramento these days. 

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Posted (edited)

Eventually, they are going to say to relieve congestion, they are going to make all freeways tolls.  

Then instead of spending money on maintaining the freeways, they will spend the money on some pet project.

Edited by gotbeer

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Posted (edited)

 

Hey look.   Our sister tax the shit out of people state must have used the same research firm.

 
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Long ringed by some of the most expensive toll roads in the U.S., New York City is poised to take things even further with a plan to use automated license plate readers to charge drivers who motor into the most congested parts of Manhattan during times when crosstown traffic is at its worst.

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The amount of the toll has yet to be determined, but earlier proposals have suggested a fee of around $12 for most drivers and up to $25 for trucks, with possible variations based on time of day and day of week.

 

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On 3/29/2019 at 11:00 AM, gotbeer said:

Eventually, they are going to say to relieve congestion, they are going to make all freeways tolls.  

Then instead of spending money on maintaining the freeways, they will spend the money on some pet project.

And then want to raise or create another tax to perform said maintenance work.

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On 3/30/2019 at 8:12 PM, calscuf said:

I’m sure you fellas will be welcomed with open arms in whatever red state you choose to relocate.

We should be ok if we don't use stupid words like "fellas".

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