Thursday, October 29, 2009

Civility (And Lexuses) In Howard

Apparently the vice chairman of the Prince George's County Council thinks his neighbors to the north have it pret-ty easy. Listen to why Tom Dernoga thinks the proposed tolls on the Intercounty Connector are so unfair.

Here's what he said during a public hearing on the subject, according to an account in WaPo.

The Maryland Transportation Authority's board has proposed rush-hour tolls of 25 to 35 cents a mile for two-axle vehicles from 6 to 9 a.m. and 4 to 7 p.m. weekdays. Off-peak rates for two-axle vehicles would range from 20 to 30 cents a mile. The largest trucks would pay as much as $2.63 a mile during peak hours, according to the proposal.

"This is an anti-working-family proposal," Thomas E. Dernoga, vice chairman of the Prince George's County Council, said at the hearing at High Point High School in Beltsville. "It is an anti-working-family road."

Dernoga said lower-income motorists from Prince George's "will be stuck on the Beltway while people coming down from Howard County and Anne Arundel County in their Lexuses are on the Intercounty Connector."

No comments: