So, the Pennsylvania Turnpike announced another rate hike starting 2020. (See KDKA-TV story). This is a wonderful idea! My gosh… it’s such a great road and there’s such great service… ok.. never mind!
I mean, pay more to drive 50mph through more construction zones?
Instead of RAISING prices, shouldn’t we be all getting a “Please pardon our mess while we’re under construction” discount???
On a side note, wouldn’t it be great if, when YOU wanted money, you could just announce to the public that you were raising your fees.
MAN TELLS EMPLOYER HE IS RAISING HIS OWN HOURLY RATE BY 5% AND THAT HE WILL BE TAKING NAPS 2 TIMES PER DAY.
Hey Turnpike Commission, maybe with the extra money you can get more electronic signs along the turnpike that will let customers know what is happening on the way:
“WE KNOW YOU PAID A LOT OF MONEY TO DRIVE ON THIS ROAD, SOOOOO WE ARE REEEEEEALLY SORRY WE HAVEN’T HAD A CHANCE TO ERASE THAT SECOND SET OF CONFUSING AND DANGEROUS WHITE LINES FROM LAST YEAR’S CONSTRUCTION JUST YET.”“PLEASE REMEMBER TO GET AN EZ PASS. THAT WAY YOU’LL HAVE NO IDEA HOW MUCH IT ACTUALLY COST YOU TO DRIVE THIS ROAD UNTIL YOU A FEW DAYS AFTER YOU’RE HOME!”
And now that it is going to cost something close to what Le’veon Bell requested from the Steelers, to cross the state, how about installing a pawnshop at the rest stops where I can sell one of my bikes, pets or kids so that I can pay the toll in cash on the other end of one of the most miserable roads in the Commonwealth, YA JAGOFFS!