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    ridin dirtay
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    No good I-70 toll passes

    http://www.9news.com/news/top-articl...?storyid=88868

    As a Colorado native, I am truly disgusted.
    $5 each way.
    No definition of what the 'peak' hours are, but I'm assuming this will be in the summertime, too.
    No statement of what the solution is, just collecting money.

    Whatcha all think?
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    hopefully the toll gate is east of idaho springs central city parkway

    Just going to cause congestion more than likely,

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    I've been watching this on the news for a while. As if I didn't have enough of a reason not to fight the traffic to go snowboarding, now they're going to charge me $5 as well?

    What a load

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    eldora just got a lot more crowded

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    What does being native have to do with being peeved over a toll proposal?

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    The thread title is certainly misleading. It passed a single committee and still needs to survive the appropriations committee before it goes to the House.

    It sucks, but I'm not sure it is certain that its passage is a sure thing.

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    Bring it on! You see SO many people driving by themselves up to the ski resorts (I am guilty of this too), and having to pay $5 will increase car pooling and hopefully decrease traffic. That being said, they had better be doing something with my $5 that invests in a true solution to the I-70 traffic problem rather just a band-aid like a toll...

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    Lets see, skiing is one of the primary economic engines of the state, creating jobs and increasing the tax base. Shouldn't our "enlightened" government develop plans to increase the frequency of visits rather than decrease the frequency of visits?

    Maybe I'm over-thinking the subject.

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    What a complete load of crap. Notice how open ended it is, they are going to charge money to fund a solution, but they dont even know what the solution is yet. I garuntee that it will start out at $5 then work its way higher as people get used to paying this bull$hit fee. When i lived near SanFrancisco, the Golden Gate Bridge toll was $2 to pass, supposedly untill the bridge was paid for, then it was going to be free. It is now up to $6 or $7 and has been paid for many many times over. I smell money grubbing politians all over this!

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    Quote Originally Posted by athalliah
    What does being native have to do with being peeved over a toll proposal?
    Cuz I've been payin (a lot) in taxes for this road my whole life.

    Flame away!
    the drugs made me realize it's not about the drugs

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    Quote Originally Posted by kristian
    Bring it on! You see SO many people driving by themselves up to the ski resorts (I am guilty of this too), and having to pay $5 will increase car pooling and hopefully decrease traffic. That being said, they had better be doing something with my $5 that invests in a true solution to the I-70 traffic problem rather just a band-aid like a toll...
    Good luck people will pay and still only have one person in the car. I was up in Jackson this winter and they do a free parking lot for carpools. If they want to cut down on single drivers maybe the stat should buy a lot in ski towns and open that to free carpool parking? or even the resorts who tend to think they are sooooo green now could do it.

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    Time for some fun...how about a guess how many posts this takes to get totally off topic (more than 1 guy talking about his dog or something).

    And, how many total posts?

    I'm going with around 40 posts until its pointless, but guessing this one will hit 200.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ithnu
    And, how many total posts?

    I'm going with around 40 posts until its pointless, but guessing this one will hit 200.


    Proud to be the author!

    Wait, did they say no iPods allowed in your car while on I-70?
    the drugs made me realize it's not about the drugs

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    would my dogs count as carpoolers

    where my dogs at?

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    The dogs might work if you get them to sit up with a mask on the whole way, then just put a few extra skis/boards on the car and the charade is all set

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    My dog...

    Just licked my face, and took a serious toll on my mustache 'doo'.

    The funds from the toll would used to widen I-70 for the new wider SUVs now popular with Texans...
    MY dog can lick YOUR dog!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ithnu
    Time for some fun...how about a guess how many posts this takes to get totally off topic (more than 1 guy talking about his dog or something).

    And, how many total posts?

    I'm going with around 40 posts until its pointless, but guessing this one will hit 200.
    he he, I think your post just started to get it off track. Speaking of dogs, do you think a dog could count as a person in the carpool?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ithnu
    I'm going with around 40 posts until its pointless, but guessing this one will hit 200.
    200 total posts is excessive. I bet it gets derailed within 28 and only goes to 58 total posts.
    A trail thatís too difficult wouldnít exist because itíd never be used. But, trails can exist thatíre too difficult for you.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MTBOASIS
    he he, I think your post just started to get it off track. Speaking of dogs, do you think a dog could count as a person in the carpool?
    Not entirely, you're still talking about the carpool aspect of the original title

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    "McElhany said the goal was to raise money for a solution to the I-70 congestion, not to designate what that solution would be."

    This is funny and ironic.

    BTW, if $4/gallon gas is not going to detour people for driving in droves, $5 tolls won't either.

    Time to build the Nixon tunnel I guess.

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    What about the guy that was using an inflatable doll to use the HOV on 36.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nOOby
    would my dogs count as carpoolers

    where my dogs at?

    Remember the guy busted for having the dummy in the Denver HOV lane? He had to do community service by standing for 4 hours by the highway with a sign that said "carpool lanes are not for dummies."

    here is the dummy

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    Quote Originally Posted by MTBOASIS
    What about the guy that was using an inflatable doll to use the HOV on 36.
    That would help if the doll payed her portion, but it's $5 per car.
    the drugs made me realize it's not about the drugs

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    What sucks is I usually go up there with 1 person. So we're still a person short.

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    thats not all he was using it for.

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