Is there a "toll roads" website?
Anywhere to check / calculate tolls for various trips across the USA?
I have looked for this myself, but have not been able to find anything. Sometimes it's hard just to find out information on tolls on highways in a given state!
I usually go to the respective state's highway information page and proceed from there.
Locations and mileages, but no toll amounts
It is easy to find info on where they are, etc, but I also found nothing on how much the tolls are. Bob
I've been looking on the net myself but haven't found anything either. I think some Atlases have them listed by State including the fees. I know Rand McNally sells a map (4-5$) with all the toll roads rates listed State by State on the reverse side (United States : Highways & Interstates). It's not a website, but at least it can give you an idea of the fees.
I'm still looking...
Since this site is probably the best resource you'll find, I'll put the links up here. These are the official sites of the respective highways.
I figured I'd start at home:
Mass Pike: http://masspike.com/user-cgi/tollcalc.cgi
But then I keep finding more:
OH Turnpike: http://www.ohioturnpike.org/calculator.html
PA Turnpike: http://www.paturnpike.com/toll/tollmileage.aspx
I'll keep you posted as I find more!
I find toll roads an absolute pain for anyone on a road trip, especially when you come upon the toll booth by surprise and have no idea where your loose change is (assuming you actually have some). NJ is particularly frustrating with stupid 25c or 50c charges only miles apart. I've accidentally got into an EZ-Pass lane on a toll road before and then you're forced to drive through and be photographed as a toll dodger. Only recommendation is to keep a whole load of quarters and dollar bills in the glove box, but sometimes they magically disappear at the moment you need them ... having teleported themselves into the door bin or centre storage unit or elsewhere - I think you only have about a 1 in 5 chance of then being where you thought they were - and those toll roads where you take a ticket, some of them disintegrate before you reach your exit (I'm sure) :)
There is a huge upside though!
There is a huge upside for roadtrippers -- they tend to have less vehicles on them. I know this isn't always the case, especially along the east coast of the USA, but when I need to make tracks -- I always look for the toll roads. I am also wondering how you come to a toll booth by surprise??? Gotta be paying attention out there!
Originally Posted by zxa
IL, IN & NY toll calculators
I have a little different "take" on toll roads, too. I "learned" roadtripping as a very small child -- maybe even as young as 3 yrs old (I don't have any specific memories from that trip, obviously, but I know by the time I was 6 or 7, I already loved roadtrips. I had to have gotten that from somewhere.)
Our roadtrips at that time were always to Indiana (from Phoenix) to see grandparents and family, and we almost always drove US66. The Will Rogers and Turner Turnpikes in Oklahoma were always a "highlight" of these trips -- they were so different and "exotic," and my sisters and I anticipated our arrival at the tollbooths almost as much as we looked forward to the Chain of Rocks Bridge at the Mississippi River. I know, weird, but we were little kids! :)
So today, while paying tolls to drive on roads that my taxes have already paid for is a bit bothersome, the cost isn't ever exorbitant (at least on the ones I've used) and there's always that warm fuzzy feeling they elicit from my great childhood memories. Bob
I think we have a conspiracy here... our toll (aka Troll) cash and our socks must be working together... both magically disappear....
Originally Posted by zxa
In all seriousness, I hate Trolls (toll booths). That's why I could never handle living on the east coast or in San Francisco... I'd end up trying to deduct the tolls from my taxes and getting into a fight with the revenue service!
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