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GETTING THERE: To toll or not to toll, that is major question for U.S. transportation system

GETTING THERE: To toll or not to toll, that is major question for U.S. transportation system

FREDERICKSBURG.COM
BY SCOTT SHENK, THE FREE LANCE–STAR
Aug 20, 2017

TOLLS ARE about as popular as cancer. And, like the aforementioned disease, tolls aren’t going away.

A common complaint against tolls is that if a road has already been paid for and built, no tolls should be added—that would be double taxation.

While that is true, there are exceptions to the rule (aren’t there always?).

A recent report by the Congressional Research Services on tolls points out those exceptions, along with highlighting the good and bad aspects of tolls.

While the federally funded interstate system was required to have “freedom from tolls,” the report notes that so many exceptions have been added to the rule now that “the vast majority of federal-aid roads and bridges” could qualify to be tolled... FULL ARTICLE

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