[TriLUG] [OT] TriLUGger on the news
nivex at nivex.net
Fri May 18 07:05:44 EDT 2007
Jeremy Portzer wrote:
> Andrew C. Oliver wrote:
>> How about a compromise? Tolls for single occupant SUVs on 540?
> I'm sure hybrid vehicles would be excepted though. :-)
> (David drives a hybrid SUV, for those wondering what the heck this part
> of the thread is about...)
While I recognize the humor intended by Andrew's statement, the problem
is the tolls aren't for environmental protection purposes. The tolls
are for politician protection purposes. Money got mis-allocated and now
those who erred don't want to correct the problem, so as is typical in
America these days, the cost is passed on to us.
I do commend David for his decision to purchase a hybrid vehicle, but I
think efforts would be better spent improving and then using public
transit in the area. Less cars on the road is a better situation all
around. Of course, I think we've sufficiently pounded that deceased
equine here before.
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