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Tolls 'on target' for Ohio River Bridges Project

GasBuddy Blog -- Kentucky Dept. of Transportation says the Louisville-Southern Indiana Ohio River Bridges Project's base toll rates are likely to hit the previously announced targets, including a $1 rate for a “frequent user” with a transponder.

Other “assumed rates” – all reflecting use of transponders and tolls automatically debited from an account – are $2 for other two-axle vehicles, $5 per “medium” truck and $10 per “heavy” truck.

The assumed rates were outlined in a recent briefing to the Kentucky Public Transportation Infrastructure Authority (KPTIA), which will be selling toll revenue bonds to help finance the Downtown Crossing, the portion of the bi-state project that Kentucky is procuring and financing.

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rdev3wp250
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Message Posted: Apr 24, 2013 10:58:29 AM

KY has better than most at removing toll. worry about IN they are beyond bad.
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honda0105
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Message Posted: Apr 24, 2013 12:10:53 AM

skooter: that's what we are made to believe. Wished it was so...
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honda0105
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Message Posted: Apr 24, 2013 12:10:29 AM

syd: you're so right.
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sydb7
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Message Posted: Apr 19, 2013 2:17:09 PM

The problem is these tolls are never sunset! They take on a life of their own long after the road or bridge has been paid for....
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SkooterG
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Message Posted: Apr 19, 2013 9:24:55 AM

I hate tolls. But if they pay for roads and bridges........
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mrjames1818
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Message Posted: Apr 19, 2013 5:44:22 AM

Sure beats the $10 - $25 it costs a car with a transponder to go from NJ to NY
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DrivingFool2
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Message Posted: Apr 19, 2013 5:05:12 AM

Better tolls than taxes
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BEngr
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Message Posted: Apr 19, 2013 5:01:30 AM

Toll roads and bridges are built using no tax dollars which means they depend directly upon the users to pay for the cost of construction and maintenance.
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afghaned
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Message Posted: Apr 19, 2013 5:01:20 AM

Sad how taxes/levies continue to rise but most wage earners fall further & further behind because of loss of disposable income.
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JCClark2012
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Message Posted: Apr 19, 2013 4:56:47 AM

They sure do love to count there taxes
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Ziggy1962
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Message Posted: Apr 19, 2013 4:55:43 AM

Old news.
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biggiesize
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Message Posted: Apr 19, 2013 4:47:09 AM

$$$$More$$$$TAXES$$$$
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Message Posted: Apr 19, 2013 4:44:43 AM

More money for the governments to waste.
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Message Posted: Apr 19, 2013 4:44:36 AM

The money has to come from somewhere. The time is "now" to address the problem, not after a catastrophe.
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Message Posted: Apr 19, 2013 4:42:18 AM

If you use it you pay for it!
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twobroke61
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Message Posted: Apr 19, 2013 4:38:54 AM

good luck with it more people will find ways around it
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Message Posted: Apr 19, 2013 4:36:08 AM

It just keeps climbing as does their Wasteful Spending... Eventually Drivers Will NOT use the Tollroad
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Message Posted: Apr 19, 2013 4:31:55 AM

work around tax
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Message Posted: Apr 19, 2013 4:31:29 AM

users pay and others dont i like that approach
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Message Posted: Apr 19, 2013 4:29:29 AM

Traffic Jam nightmare
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Message Posted: Apr 19, 2013 4:26:27 AM

Tolls are a user fee and affect those most concerned with the project. The only surprise is that the "numbers" came in as predicted and without over runs!
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Message Posted: Apr 19, 2013 4:24:12 AM

ok
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Message Posted: Apr 19, 2013 4:20:29 AM

Good, tolls are collected from those that use it.
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Message Posted: Apr 19, 2013 4:19:17 AM

The project sounds expensive, all the tolls sound even more expensive. Wonder if the tolls will go away after the completion, it doesn't hurt to imagine the possibilities...
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Message Posted: Apr 19, 2013 4:16:38 AM

will it work with EZ-Pass?
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Message Posted: Apr 19, 2013 4:13:52 AM

+ve side of the story is improvement in road traffic.
-ve side of the story is seen in the comments (I do agree with most comments).
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Message Posted: Apr 19, 2013 4:11:13 AM

All toll roads.
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Message Posted: Apr 19, 2013 4:04:40 AM

A needed improvement!!
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Message Posted: Apr 19, 2013 3:57:24 AM

...from the midwest to the east is just RIFE with tolls at every turn...
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Message Posted: Apr 19, 2013 3:55:34 AM

When will we have flying cars?
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Message Posted: Apr 19, 2013 3:51:40 AM

Hope tolls stay in line with maintenance.
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Message Posted: Apr 19, 2013 3:48:31 AM

I hope they track how it is spent and only for the bridge.
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Message Posted: Apr 19, 2013 3:47:37 AM

Tolls seem to be the trend.
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Message Posted: Apr 19, 2013 3:46:50 AM

Tolls 'on target' for Ohio River Bridges Project?
Tax the users of the bridge with tolls that's already been funded with fuel taxes!
Usually, once taxes and tolls start, they never stop!
No toll roads or bridges here – Thank God!
Drive vehicles with high MPG, are very safe, reliable, have a ‘reasonable’ cost and a good ‘value’ for the money.
The price of fuel at the pump is too high!
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Message Posted: Apr 19, 2013 3:43:44 AM

old
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Message Posted: Apr 19, 2013 3:43:30 AM

Unless it's on a major road, I won't be taking it.
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Message Posted: Apr 19, 2013 3:37:23 AM

Hop it's not a scam toll!
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Message Posted: Apr 19, 2013 3:34:02 AM

The Downtown Crossing is bi
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Message Posted: Apr 19, 2013 3:33:57 AM

I have to wonder what fuel taxes are for and where they go.
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Beau2140
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Message Posted: Apr 19, 2013 3:25:01 AM

Hopefully the money will be used for the bridge and not for a general fund item.
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Tiernan2012
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Message Posted: Apr 19, 2013 3:21:24 AM

Just don't divert the tolls to politicians' pet projects and then raise rates to cover 'shortfalls.'
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stefanwaggoner
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Message Posted: Apr 19, 2013 3:21:09 AM

we aoo pay tolls
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vulcan96
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Message Posted: Apr 19, 2013 3:20:31 AM

should speed up traffic also for the ones with a transponder...
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Message Posted: Apr 19, 2013 3:17:33 AM

If the money collected goes to the upkeep of the bridge then I don't see an issue. However I think the community needs to be involved in oversight to make sure this happens...
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Message Posted: Apr 19, 2013 3:17:25 AM

First we pay taxes to construct the bridge. Then, we pay more taxes to use it. The founding fathers would have busted some skulls over such bull$#*+.
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Bruno44
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Message Posted: Apr 19, 2013 3:09:43 AM

But where will the money go?
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Message Posted: Apr 19, 2013 3:09:35 AM

no to new tolls!!
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Message Posted: Apr 19, 2013 3:07:11 AM

As long as the toll cash doesn't end up in general coffers!!
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Message Posted: Apr 19, 2013 3:05:58 AM

I don't like tolls, but I'm not opposed to them if the tolls become the only funding source for that particular piece of highway and that 100% of those funds go to that particular segment of road.
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Message Posted: Apr 19, 2013 3:04:55 AM

SF GG bridge is $6; used to be 25 cents
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