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Old 10-15-2020, 06:54 AM
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If you lived in Pennsylvania you would think that’s a deal!
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Old 10-15-2020, 07:00 AM
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Default Don’t forget Florida does not have State or Car taxes

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I went to my SunPass account today to update my credit card info and happened to check my recent toll charges,

On a recent trip to Daytona I decided to take the new toll road that bypasses some of SR 46 through the bear sanctuary to see if I would save some time.

I was surprised to see that I was charged 3 times in 5 minutes for a total of $2.21.
That seems quite high for about 7 miles.

I tried a live chat, but it wouldn't allow my inquiry to be submitted.
I'll try to call them tomorrow to see if they have a malfunction with their new system.

So if you travel that way to Sanford Airport or I-4 check your account.
We travel to Palm Beach via the Turnpike the charge is over $25.00 however when we lived in Virginia we paid a car tax each year of about $700.00 per vehicle and also a State Tax which we don’t have here. Love it here, don’t mind paying State tolls.
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Old 10-15-2020, 07:14 AM
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We have it cheap here in Florida. Don't complain . california . gas tax is double

And as more cars in CA go electric there will be less paying the gas tax and it will continue to rise. Not sure what they're going to do with their All Electric by 2035 plan. Perhaps they will require tracking apps to send the electric vehicles a bill at some point?
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Old 10-15-2020, 07:22 AM
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I was surprised to see that I was charged 3 times in 5 minutes for a total of $2.21.
That seems quite high for about 7 miles.

$2.21 is cheap compared to the speeding ticket since you were averaging over 80 mph.


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Old 10-15-2020, 07:24 AM
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And as more cars in CA go electric there will be less paying the gas tax and it will continue to rise. Not sure what they're going to do with their All Electric by 2035 plan. Perhaps they will require tracking apps to send the electric vehicles a bill at some point?

great observation...the unintended consequences are the ones that frequently were the most challenging
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Old 10-15-2020, 07:25 AM
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And as more cars in CA go electric there will be less paying the gas tax and it will continue to rise. Not sure what they're going to do with their All Electric by 2035 plan. Perhaps they will require tracking apps to send the electric vehicles a bill at some point?
They are dreaming...what happens when you lose contact with reality.
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Old 10-15-2020, 07:30 AM
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Where is this bear sanctuary?
google it stu - no need to get another post
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Old 10-15-2020, 07:33 AM
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Gas tax PLUS toll charges is doubling down.
If you pay toll charges then should get refund of gas tax(part for roads) already paid for those miles.
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Old 10-15-2020, 07:36 AM
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$2.21 is cheap compared to the speeding ticket since you were averaging over 80 mph.


Know that for sure ???
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Old 10-15-2020, 07:36 AM
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Everyone whines about Connecticut being so expensive...
But they have NO toll roads at all. They took them out. That meant someone had to pay for all the expenses that the toll revenue covered. So that meant more state taxes. That's one of the many reasons taxes are so high in Connecticut. They also have better and more services, which is what the citizens there want.

If you want your car to not sink into a pothole, to drive over a bridge that doesn't plunge to the river below it, the trees on the side of the highway to not start creeping to the point where their roots are destroying the pavement and leaves creating a sliding hazard in the autumn rains, sewers and gutters and storm basins maintained, snow plows and employees who know how to use them getting overtime to make sure the 4 feet dumped on the road is gone before you have to drive to work in the morning at 6am..

All of these things get paid for with tolls. And in Connecticut, they get paid with taxes instead. Now granted, Florida doesn't get enough snow for anyone to really care about that. But it gets plenty of everything else. You can cough up the money when you drive on the road you expect to be maintained in good condition, OR they'll take it out of your retirement check in the form of state income tax. It's your choice, but you'll be paying one way or not.

At least with toll roads, it's not JUST citizens paying the price. It's anyone who drives on those roads. Tourists pay huge fees for the privilege of being tourists in Florida. They're sharing the burden with you. Not so in Connecticut. If you work in the state, or you live in the state, you're the one paying the fee.
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Old 10-15-2020, 07:52 AM
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CA charges an annual electric car fee to partially compensate for the money they would have received via gas tax.

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Old 10-15-2020, 07:53 AM
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That’s funny.

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Gas tax PLUS toll charges is doubling down.
If you pay toll charges then should get refund of gas tax(part for roads) already paid for those miles.
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Old 10-15-2020, 07:59 AM
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someone has to pay for those tall fences and tunnels that keep the bears safe...might just as well be the folks using the road
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Old 10-15-2020, 08:19 AM
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Oh to drive again on those dusty, dirt backwoods roads in greene county catskills mts until gov rockefeller paved them all over
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Old 10-15-2020, 08:51 AM
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Default Feed da bears

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I went to my SunPass account today to update my credit card info and happened to check my recent toll charges,

On a recent trip to Daytona I decided to take the new toll road that bypasses some of SR 46 through the bear sanctuary to see if I would save some time.

I was surprised to see that I was charged 3 times in 5 minutes for a total of $2.21.
That seems quite high for about 7 miles.

I tried a live chat, but it wouldn't allow my inquiry to be submitted.
I'll try to call them tomorrow to see if they have a malfunction with their new system.

So if you travel that way to Sanford Airport or I-4 check your account.
You get charged for the feedin of da bears as you go by. 🤗
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