The Raleigh Public Record has published an interesting review summarising toll roads in several states from North Carolina down to Florida.
It reviews the following roads:
- Triangle Expressway (North Carolina's first toll road);
- Southern Connector (South Carolina, tolled part of I-185);
- GA 400 (Georgia);
- Veterans' Expressway Toll Road 589 (part of Florida Turnpike system);
- Foley Beach Express toll road (Alabama).
The key comparisons are about pricing per mile, which ranges from US$0.30 to US$3 for a car, reflecting different traffic volumes to spread the fixed costs of the road, availability of alternatives (making toll prices a function of the costs of diversion in time) and different business models (Foley Beach is fully private and quite expensive).