im glad sandman knows what hes talking about.
Im going to my jewel osco and wait for the freight train to deliver some fresh milk.
Trains can carry more. Thats plain common sense. But the trains cant deliver stuff to busineses, unless they have their own railyard like most large companies do.
Semi trucks are not going to dissapear and many truck drivers rely on tollways. This is going to effect them just like the private truckers got effected when diesel prices went up. And freight deliver prices went up due to fuel costs.
If you want to get into speeding then that would be another thread/issue. Many people can safely drive at 60mph, but "I pass" is going to fine us 100 dollars because we went 10mph over. It isnt a police officers judgement to let you go or not. Now its a computer saying you broke the law according to certain parameters.
Speed limit is exactly 55mph and the computer will only allow 5mph + or - 5 mph for tolerances due to speedo defects. Otherwise they will be mailing you a nice ticket which is only 30 dollars but 60 of it is court costs and taxes. Someone needs to be making money. I believe dupage county's speeding tickets are something like 20 or 30 dollars but theres 60 dollar hidden fees which makes the ticket really 70-80 bucks.
Another issue is tolls are not going to eliminate traffic. People simply dont know how to drive. 30 minute decrease on the highway,.... big deal. What if someone wrecks or more concrete falls of bridges. Thats usually a few hour wait for clean up. I wonder if theres a toll both on where I-55 exit ramp goes into north 90/94. Because that is always a 2mph speed limit.
Take I-55 past joliet, then the people who live out in farm country know how to drive. Everyone keeps right and if someones driving fast, they get in the left pass everyone.... then get back in the right lane. BTW, theres a lot of semis on I 55 going south.
Its just plain common sense. Toll boths are not going to make rush hour traffic dissapear. 294 and I 55 are always packed. Toll booths do some good. They space out traffic and that leaves a cushion between cars. Traffic happens when people dont know how to use on/off ramps and gun it to 50mph when traffic is 20mph. People need to drive like semi trucks and keep a moderate speed instead of using the gas pedal as an on/off switch.