Wednesday, 19 September 2012

Review of toll roads in the US SouthEast

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);

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). 

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