Please sign the petition!:
I forwarded this on from our friends in LA to help get this petition noticed:
Hello friends and good citizens:
Please sign our petition to attempt to end the new “toll roads” in LA. Large
portions of our pay checks and taxes already go to the roads.
is exploitation, an injustice, extortion, and arguably class warfare.
These lanes have not visibly changed traffic patterns for the better,
they are a nuisance to many, and are a reflection of corruption at
different levels… To incorporate private businesses profiteering off
my daily commute WAS NOT on the ballot this year and crept up on our
citizens, and now this is one way to fight back.
I’m a working class tax payer in LA, and when I saw this criminal
tolling I was a bit disgusted, and than went online to find out more
people who shared the same sentiment/ These lanes were once free
“carpool lanes” and now require a paid RFID transponder that costs
$1,000+ a year. The transponder communicates with the sensors above the
toll roads. To install this express lane system “high-occupancy lanes called ExpressLanes, which would cost a bit more than $1 billion.
Could this $1 billion dollars have been used in other
way to deal with the traffic situation, or better our city, without
extra taxes against the lower working class? So far 13,000 tickets have
been given out in relation to this road, estimated at over 4 million
dollars, not counting other costs.
Their site “Toll Roads” has 40
“Top Questions” on the home page. My question is why is the city
profiteering off a private industry like this, and how do they think
this is a long term solution to solving traffic problems here.
forward this on to your friends, family, and fellow citizens as we are
trying to get 100,000+ signatures on this with everyone’s help.