Isn’t it nice when people make our points for us. People hate toll roads because they cause long delays and take in lots of cash, while the roads remain in the same bad shape as all the others because the tolls generally barely the cost of running the tollbooths. So in Pennsylvania, the unionized government workers show people what it would be like without them.
Motorists coasted through Pennsylvania Turnpike toll plazas for free Wednesday after unionized toll collectors and maintenance workers went on strike hours before the holiday rush. No significant tie-ups were reported, and traffic in areas that normally experience delays at rush hour appeared to be moving more quickly because drivers did not have to stop for tolls, turnpike authorities said.
I think next Monday would be a good time for some conservative lawmaker to file legislation to abolish the Pennsylvania Turnpike tolls.