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Craig Appears on WJZ Opposing Toll Increases

The Harford County Council recently passed a resolution opposing the increases.

Harford County Executive David Craig made a brief appearance on WJZ Thursday night to oppose toll increases.

“I could drive in my car to Key West, Florida and not pay one penny in tolls. That’s just not fair,” Craig said on the broadcast.

The that opposed toll increases proposed by the Maryland Transportation Authority.

For the entire WJZ article, click here.

Amazed July 20, 2011 at 05:22 PM
Proud to be Liberal: On the contrary, I'd hammer the extremely wealthy. Once you have a billion or even several million, what exactly is the point in another? It’s pathological. I, unlike you, am not a partisan and have no need for a mantra. I may have missed something, but I believe Ehrlich was only in for 1 term. The AVI has been in use and for the most part static for decades yet you feel the need to blame a one term Republican because it makes you feel better. Someone in the MdTA is to blame for this situation and they'll probably be promoted.
George Helm July 20, 2011 at 06:12 PM
WOW! Some of you people are a perfect example of why some species eat their young, and you know who you are!
Amazed July 20, 2011 at 08:36 PM
PTBL, I have already refuted your arguments. The MdTA determined the fees long ago and never saw fit to change them. You quote the numbers the MdTA gives you for the years they’ve been working on the bridge without the years when it was profitable. Instead, based on what the MdTA has given you, you decide the bridge is a “black hole” and anyone who doesn’t agree with you belongs in your box of enemies labeled “Tea Party”, “Conservative” and “Republican”. I don’t fit in any of your boxes. You inform us that they have their plans out to 2016 – apparently they didn’t have those sorts of tools five or ten years ago to allow them to foresee the need to increase the tolls before having to multiply them by 9. Can you really tell me that if you found milk was now over $30 per gallon you wouldn’t question exactly what is going on with these idiots? The ICC cost over 2.5 billion dollars. That money has to come from somewhere.
Proud to be liberal July 20, 2011 at 11:16 PM
Amazed: You wrote, "The ICC cost over 2.5 billion dollars. That money has to come from somewhere." I thought it would come from those who use it just as the Hatem Bridge should pay for its upkeep as it is they who use it. If that isn’t the case, it SHOULD be.
Amazed July 21, 2011 at 06:44 PM
Yes, PTBL, you are absolutely correct. Those using the bridge should fund its maintenance. Long ago the MdTA set the toll rate on the Hatem Bridge – not the commuters. Now, we find out that either they’re completely incompetent boobs OR they need money for something else. Check the FAQ on the ICC website, you’ll see that the MdTA intends to use tolls for “managing congestion” – their words.. The MdTA is funding 1.23 BILLION dollars of the total. That’s One Thousand Two Hundred Thirty Millions… unless they’re going to have one Whopper of a toll on the ICC it’s going to take a LONG time to recover that cost… and from what I’ve heard the usage of the portion that’s complete is underwhelming. It’s not meant to help with congestion on the beltway or 95 – only to replace two lane roads between two wealthy counties. That’s why I look at the Hatem toll hike with such suspicion.

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