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Everybody hates Delaware. Cross into that tiny state and you get tolled. Now the Post is reporting that bigwigs want tolls everywhere:
Regional transportation and political leaders are increasingly coming to the conclusion that the only way to keep the chronically congested Washington region moving is tolls, and plenty of them.
A report to be released Wednesday pushes a regionwide system that would place tolls on most existing area highways, bridges into the District, the Baltimore-Washington Parkway, George Washington Memorial Parkway and such major District thoroughfares as New York Avenue. The key to success, the authors say, is the comprehensiveness of the network.
So just imagine New York Avenue with tolls. And the BW Parkway with tolls. Not a pretty picture. Now picture them with tolls that accept credit cards as some in VA now do. It’s gonna suck.