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Road toll poll

Postby shaneelal » March 22nd, 2012, 8:15 am

Anyone got stopped by police to participate in the road toll poll? Would you pay a road toll?
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Re: Road toll poll

Postby venomz » March 22nd, 2012, 8:19 am

ummmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm

what?

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Re: Road toll poll

Postby MG Man » March 22nd, 2012, 8:19 am

"a toll is a toll, and a roll is a roll............and if we don't get no tolls, then we don't eat no rolls"
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Re: Road toll poll

Postby uncle sam » March 22nd, 2012, 8:25 am

yeah the stopped me twice both in Westmoorings and St. Ann's

asking personal questions like "How much is your monthly income" WTF??!?

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Re: Road toll poll

Postby venomz » March 22nd, 2012, 8:39 am

i dont think trinidadians will agree to pay a toll..."wetoocheap"

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Re: Road toll poll

Postby Dizzy28 » March 22nd, 2012, 8:53 am

I don't pay tolls......tolls pay me!!

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Re: Road toll poll

Postby Conrad » March 22nd, 2012, 9:27 am

As soon as they upgrade the infrastructure and do proper road maintenance.

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Re: Road toll poll

Postby brudab » March 22nd, 2012, 9:33 am

I'd agree to pay it all now. But if by year's end I still dodging potholes on the highway, I will bounce down the toll booth.

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Re: Road toll poll

Postby Hook » March 22nd, 2012, 9:40 am

:lol: roadblock to ask your income in a questionnaire? they gonna rob yo' ass yo

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Re: Road toll poll

Postby VexXx Dogg » March 22nd, 2012, 9:41 am

I'll pay a toll if they ease the traffic first.
attack the problem at the source and decentralize govt operations from POS.

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Re: Road toll poll

Postby Dizzy28 » March 22nd, 2012, 9:47 am

VexXx Dogg wrote:I'll pay a toll if they ease the traffic first.
attack the problem at the source and decentralize govt operations from POS.


They doing the opposite of that. With all these new Ministries formed by the PP they putting them all at Waterfront when they had a golden opportunity to place some of them further east or central.

Waterfront now has 7-8 Ministries and some state enterprises clamoring for some space there as well.

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Re: Road toll poll

Postby noshownogo » March 22nd, 2012, 9:55 am

We currently pay taxes and our money not being used to maintain roadways and other basic services. You think I gonna agree to being tolled to use these rubbish roads :lol:

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Re: Road toll poll

Postby RBphoto » March 22nd, 2012, 9:56 am

Yes I would pay. If implemented like in the US with wireless sunpass etc. If only way is by tollbooth.. no.

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Re: Road toll poll

Postby Rory Phoulorie » March 22nd, 2012, 11:05 am

Probably they are doing a feasibility study for the construction of new roads through a Private Finance Initiative (PFI).

The capital cost of construction and maintenance costs over a fixed period (say, 20 years) come from the private sector. The investor owns the road and recoups his expenses together with a profit through charging a toll for the use of the road. At the end of the fixed period, the road is turned over to the Government for a previously agreed fee. The investor will have to maintain the road to a certain previously agreed standard while it is under his control.

PFIs are the way major roadways are being constructed in Europe and Africa. The use of the road will all depend on how much people value their time (spend 45 minutes on a rough road to get from home to MovieTowne, or pay $5.00 and spend 20 minutes on a billiard table smooth road to get from home to MovieTowne?).

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Re: Road toll poll

Postby uncle sam » March 22nd, 2012, 11:08 am

Hook wrote::lol: roadblock to ask your income in a questionnaire? they gonna rob yo' ass yo


ah swear they got the most ghetto people they could find

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Re: Road toll poll

Postby Hook » March 22nd, 2012, 11:22 am

under all seriousness tho, I'd be concerned

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Re: Road toll poll

Postby S_2NR » March 22nd, 2012, 11:25 am

noshownogo wrote:We currently pay taxes and our money not being used to maintain roadways and other basic services. You think I gonna agree to being tolled to use these rubbish roads :lol:


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Re: Road toll poll

Postby cinco » March 22nd, 2012, 11:37 am

toll roads generally dont work
the toll is too minimal to recoup the cost of implementing the system in the first place

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Re: Road toll poll

Postby MG Man » March 22nd, 2012, 11:50 am

who toll you that?

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Re: Road toll poll

Postby hydroep » March 22nd, 2012, 12:06 pm

Why I must pay a toll for? Tuh fix old roads and build new ones?

I'm already paying a "Road Improvement Tax" when I purchase gas and my Income taxes go into the consolidated fund from which all Road Works are to be funded.

Yet ah does be dodging pothole and riding on road dat rougher than crapaud back.

Leh dem haul dey arse.

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Re: Road toll poll

Postby cinco » March 22nd, 2012, 12:08 pm

MG Man wrote:who toll you that?

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Re: Road toll poll

Postby venomz » March 22nd, 2012, 12:38 pm

MG Man wrote:who toll you that?




:D lol

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Re: Road toll poll

Postby SmokeyGTi » March 22nd, 2012, 12:41 pm

police = road troll

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Re: Road toll poll

Postby Bizzare » March 22nd, 2012, 12:42 pm

MG Man wrote:who toll you that?

:lol: :lol:


Toll roads exist in certain areas of Laventille

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Re: Road toll poll

Postby noshownogo » March 22nd, 2012, 12:47 pm

^in Belmont too. I've seen people park their cars to create a single lane (funnel effect) then directing who stops when and asking motorist to bless them

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Re: Road toll poll

Postby Devourment » March 22nd, 2012, 12:57 pm

Yup told them I'd pay up to the $50 per day to save 1 hour in traffic (srs).

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Re: Road toll poll

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Re: Road toll poll

Postby pugboy » March 22nd, 2012, 3:31 pm

we already pay a health surcharge toll which basically subsidizes the majority of the population who doesn't pay taxes

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Re: Road toll poll

Postby X2 » March 22nd, 2012, 4:26 pm

Tolls cannot work with a population that is so small. Less than 750k people on the road... the effective toll would need to be in the region of $20.... there is no road worth that kind of money in TnT.

This government (and past governments) all fail. Kindergarten tactics and follow fashion strategy will ultimately lead to the Jamacianization of Trinidad.

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