Grand County, don’t let state lawmakers levy a toll on I-70 |

Grand County, don’t let state lawmakers levy a toll on I-70

To the Editor:Today, the Colorado Senate will vote on SB 213 (Senate Bill 213). If you don’t want to pay a $10 round trip toll on I-70, EVERY DAY, 365 DAYS A YEAR, 24 hours a day, when you drive between Floyd Hill and the Eisenhower tunnel, write or call your state representatives to let them know you oppose this effort.Tell them to PLEASE vote NO on SB 213. Why? Because: 1) The bill doesn’t say how the I-70 toll money would be used (could be used up in building toll booths, paying toll collectors, etc.).2) Poorly worded and very vague bill.3) People in Grand County must use I-70 to get to Denver, for airport, doctor visits, going to the state Capitol, business needs, etc.4) Grand County’s local economy would suffer, when non-rich tourists would avoid coming up here to ski, recreate, sightsee, etc. due to a toll on I-70.5) The toll could be increased many times, due to inflation (no upper limit on the toll).6) It’s wrong to put a toll on I-70, since we already paid for I-70 previously.7) Wait until alternatives are presented by a group, in May (2008).8) Toll booths at every entrance onto I-70 & at all exits off of I-70, between Floyd Hill & Eisenhower Tunnel, would create huge backups, delays, and would pose a safety hazard (pileups on icy, foggy, snowy, low visibility days & nights).9) Truckers, delivery people, emergency services, ambulances, etc. would be slowed down, and hurt economically.Carol SidofskyFraser Valley

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