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Old 01-22-2010, 04:18 PM   #6
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Originally Posted by SkiWrex View Post
I actually talked to Karen Morgan about this and she was telling me she's getting vicious opposition from UDOT over this...hmmm wonder why.
UDOT will fight tooth and nail against anyone trying to stop electronic tolling because there's a nationwide push to move from gasoline tax-based transportation funding to congestion-pricing billing. Gas tax revenues are too volatile, while pay-per-mile is seen as a more "fair" way to support the infrastructure. The first step in implementing the change in Utah is to move the HOV lanes to electronic metering. It establishes it in people's minds.

Originally Posted by Euclid View Post
I personally like the idea of thecurrent "you can only get in and out during the dotted lines." But people aren't bright enough to get this concept and think ahead for one second so they get pissed about it.
I think they get it, they just don't care because it's obvious to anyone who drive's I-15 along the Wasatch Front that enforcing the rule is not a priority for UHP. They'd learn real quick if there were enough troopers to put the fear of a ticket into people's heads.
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