Well I pray all are OK. But here we go again in Pavilion with these trucks. I magine when they raise the toll 45% !! Several years ago the DOT did a study in the small hamlet of Pavilion. They concluded that a large semi or bus travelled through Pavilion every 50 seconds, 24/7. There are times during the day that they are backed up one hill or the other. They are of zero economical significance to the community,, and the state police DO have check points setup all the time. About 1/2 of these truckss end up on Ellicott Street in Batavia, the rest turn west on RT 20 to Rt 77. Besides avoiding the tolls, it is shorter and saves fuel. It is called the Rt 63 corridor. I say setup the tolls in Pavilion on Rt 63, and reduce the property taxes in Genesee County. Undercut the Thruway Authority.. Even a 50 cent toll would add millions to our treasury.
Brake fire reported on truck in Pavilion
Submitted by Howard B. Owens on November 15, 2012 - 8:05am
"They are of zero economical significance to the community,," - Fred GUNDELL
Allow me to point out the economical significance to the community of these big rigs.
Your toothpaste, toilet paper, computer, printer, scanner, copier, clothes, shoes, automobile, engine parts, oil, gas, eye glasses, hearing aids, envelopes, printing/copying paper, desk, chairs, sofas, dinning sets, plates, cups, bowls, silverware, plumbing fixtures, materials used to build homes, etc., etc., etc.; would not be in your possession but for those trucks.
Everything we use in our daily living, at one time or another, was packed into the trailer of those 18 wheelers, and trucked to a distribution center, from the manufacturer, and then put onto another tractor-trailer vehicle to be trucked to the stores where it was purchased by people.
Remember that. So tell us again how they are of zero economical significance.
You got that right, Fred.
I think Fred meant that the drivers rarely stop and spend money here, or are based here.
"Even a 50 cent toll would add millions to our treasury."
Toll money does NOT go into the state general fund, therefore does NOT go into our treasury. That is why we have a Thurway Authority separate from the State Highway department.
This toll increase is primarily to fund the barge canal which the State put under the Thruway Authority.