My gut reaction to the talks of raising the bridge tolls is, “C’mon!  Not again!”  The biggest change is that carpoolers will have to start paying tolls. 

Wait a second.  Carpoolers haven’t been paying tolls all this time (how should I know – I ride the bus)??!!  Well no wonder the bridge district is overbudget – too many people aren’t paying! 

But here’s the weird thing.  They are setting the toll at $2.50 for carpoolers.  That’s a great way to slow down traffic.  The toll booth worker takes $3 from the driver, gives the driver the fifty cents change, the two quarters fall on the ground, the driver opens his door to pick them up, and he can’t find them.  Let’s just round up to the nearest dollar, people.

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