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grassshrimp 21 points ago +21 / -0

Walt Whitman bridge tolls (philly to nj) were only temporary to pay for the bridge to the tune of 86.9 million back in 1957. Now it collects 124 million annually, the money used for the arts and all kinds of pork. The tolls keep increasing annually. A disgrace.

FuckingWiseCracker 12 points ago +12 / -0

Same thing with the Baltimore Harbor Tunnel. My grandfather kept and showed me the newspaper with the headline saying that the toll was temporary. That was 50+ years ago. Ridiculous.

rufrignkidnme 7 points ago +7 / -0

Yeah, a little over 20 years ago my city put a temporary 1% additional 'hospitality' tax on rooms and restaurants to pay for a convention center. That thing has been paid for 4 times over since then and there is no sign of tax being removed.

SnowflakeJuice 2 points ago +2 / -0

$19 to cross the verezzano bridge round trip and they don't even serve refreshments.

Elecon 1 point ago +1 / -0

Same with the Tacoma bridge in WA.