|In the days before E-ZPass.|
So, I am really not complaining about the 300 bucks, but it did get me thinking about tolls. I wanted to know if I was paying a lot of tolls compared to the miles I drove.I don't know why, but this statistic is not so findable on the Internet. Miles of toll roads per capita can be found here. I really can't figure the use in that
.Who know that Oklahoma had so many toll roads? Maybe the 10 or 20 people whohave been to Oklahoma.
But I was wondering if New Jersey really was the toll capital of The United States. It is a relatively small state that (to me anyway) was crisscrossed with toll roads.
Yea it is. NJ has 356 miles of toll roads. That is 0.0457 miles of toll roads per every one of it's square mils of area. Oklahoma has almost twice as many miles of toll roads, but it is a much larger state, so it is 9th on list of Toll Roads by Area of State. Here is a link to a PDF that has lots of toll info.
The IBTTA really loves tools.
q: Wont tolls increase consumer prices By driving up the cost Of trucking?
a: The poor state of our roads and bridges is already raising consumer prices through congestion, lost time and higher operating costs for trucking companies. The most recent Urban Mobility Report by the Texas Transportation Institute found that highway congestion cost the United States $101 billion in 2010 and will rise to $133 billion by 2015.4 By increasing the quality of infrastructure and easing congestion, tolls can produce cost savings for truckers and all consumersThis assumes that only tolls will reduce congestion. Kinda wierd that an organization that who's " mission is to advance toll financed transportation." can be a 501c3. Whatever.
But I still wanted to know if there were a lot of tolls near me. So I created a little chart that ranked each state by its area and how many miles of toll roads it has.
You can link to the document here. Letme know if you find this useful or have any comments at all.
I added Mexico because it has a lot of toll roads, three times the US by area. Porto Rico has a lot of toll roads tot, but I am having trouble getting the exact mileage on them
Also, I don't really know where the millage was counted for bridges like the George Washington, that connect two states. I don't think it really matters.
Now, If you really have too much time on your hands, you can find out how much it will cost to drive on all these roads. But keep in mind some tolls are only in on direction. I didn't even now the Westbound Mass Pike was free.
and for those of you who live in places without tolls, this happens all the time.