Friday, December 31, 2010

The Horse Pucky Award of the Month

The Horse Pucky Award of the Month goes to the New York State Thruway Authority. I don't know where to begin here, so I'll go back to when I was 11 years old. In 1954 sections of highway were built to make traveling safer and quicker. It was, and still is, called the New York State Thruway. There are various tollbooths at each exit on I-90, depending on where you are going, and at each strategically placed exit is a place where you pay money.

Back in the 50's the highway system was supposed to take five years to pay for itself using the tolls imposed on motorists. HA! I'm not sure where the toll money went, probably to the Manhattan Madam, but we are still paying, and with much higher toll charges. What used to cost me $.05 from here to the next toll exit now costs me $.35 with and extra $.10 added if I pull a horse trailer.

To add injury to insult, they are now calling toll plazas. No kidding! Like that's supposed to make you feel better after increasing toll charges 700% (I stink at math, so I'm not sure this is 100% correct). As far as I'm concerned, NYS can take their travel plazas and stick them where the sun don't shine.  


lightly said...

now why would you want them to stick it to the "dark side of the moon"

humans are way to stupid for there own good.
a toll is free money why would anyone want to close a toll both.

and for the record this will increase next year because they have very little money left.

and someone has to pay for california and i don't see why upstate ny can't lend a helping hand

Pamela Beers. said...

Ha! It'll be interesting to see which side of the moon gets what in 2011. Our new Governor and Lt. Governor is planning on kicking some serious moon.

Happy New Year!

Randy Johnson said...

Travel Plazas? That sounds nice. I’ll bet the exit ramps have red carpets on them too. You New Yorker’s sure are spoiled!

Pamela Beers. said...

Hey Randy, the exit ramps have snow on them during the winter months and goose poop on them during the summer months.