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Old 04-26-06, 12:44 PM
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Gas Price Check! (Part 2)

Big Daddy wanted a part 2:

http://www.dvdtalk.com/forum/showthr...47#post6953947

When I first started the original thread, we were all bitching about prices hitting $2. Now we're hitting $3. Let's hope I don't have to make a $4 thread...

Today, the lowest by me is $2.69 (Costco) for regular and the most expensive is $2.95 (Chevron) for regular.
Old 04-26-06, 12:48 PM
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Cheapest I saw was $2.87. Dropped 2 points from $2.89 the other day. Wow, what a savings.
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Originally Posted by al bundy
if you have ever seen traffic going into NYC at rush hour you would agree they aren't high enough. you can literally park your car in the jam. NJ has tolls on its highways and I think they have the best roads I have ever seen.

I would think they should implement tolls on all the NYC bridges that don't already have them and the highways as well. I don't see why the millions of us that use public transportation in the NYC region should have to pay for people to drive. The extra costs would discourage people from driving to work into NYC, clean up the air and lower gas prices for everyone.
What does high traffic and tolls have to do with gas prices? Are you one of those 'let's raise gas prices so people will take the train'? Let me tell you: one of the country with the highest gas prices in the world, The Netherlands (close to $6.80/gallon) has exactly done this: raise the gas tax so people will (hopefully) take the train. Guess what? People are still driving their cars more than ever. The only people who are suffering are the low income folks, who can't afford the high gas prices.

Regarding tolls: I'm paying close to $15 a day in tolls and I think that's more than enough. If I decide to take public transportation, my commute will take me 40 minutes longer one way.

Go figure.
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$15 a day in tolls? so 52 x 5 x $15 = $3900/yr in tolls alone!?
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$3.09 is the cheapest I've found for 89 around here the past few days.
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$3.05 was the cheapest in Laurel, MD I saw on my way in this morning.
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It's about $3.10 here in Arlington.
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My small town used to be cheaper. Then it got more expensive. Now it's about 5 - 10 cents cheaper than the Phoenix metro area. Cheapest I've seen here is 2.89.
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Originally Posted by El Scorcho
$15 a day in tolls? so 52 x 5 x $15 = $3900/yr in tolls alone!?
No shit! That is sick.
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$2.79
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$2.99
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2.899 for the ol' 87 unleaded
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Originally Posted by El Scorcho
$15 a day in tolls? so 52 x 5 x $15 = $3900/yr in tolls alone!?
$5 Lincoln Tunnel and two times $4.50 QMT tunnel... Okay, that's $14
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$3.02 here, and I thought the $2.89 I paid last week was high. If I hadn't already put some money into my car, I'd have to think about selling it. Anyone buying a car now that's doesn't get good gas mileage is choosing to throw money away. I like my car, but these prices are ridiculous.

They must be giving some serious cash to the government to avoid any price fixing charges. The gas in the tanks is the same price as it was yesterday, the only reason to raise the price because you'll pay more for your supplies next week is for more profit.
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Filled up last night for 2.959 and this morning the same station was at 2.989.
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Originally Posted by exm
What does high traffic and tolls have to do with gas prices? Are you one of those 'let's raise gas prices so people will take the train'? Let me tell you: one of the country with the highest gas prices in the world, The Netherlands (close to $6.80/gallon) has exactly done this: raise the gas tax so people will (hopefully) take the train. Guess what? People are still driving their cars more than ever. The only people who are suffering are the low income folks, who can't afford the high gas prices.

Regarding tolls: I'm paying close to $15 a day in tolls and I think that's more than enough. If I decide to take public transportation, my commute will take me 40 minutes longer one way.

Go figure.
my biggest pet peeve is i have to pay taxes to maintain a few non-toll bridges for people that live near the subway or other commutter railroad and choose to drive for whatever reason. this also creates a parking problem so now UPS and Fedex have to pay the city of NY thousands of $$$ in parking fines and I have to pay for this as well. And add to this the costs that other delivery companies have to pay.

I have no problem with people who live in Bayside or other places with no access to subways driving in. I also realize there are a lot of consultants that need to drive to visit multiple clients. I just think NYC needs to do what London did and cut out 10% to 20% of the cars to fix the traffic problem. It will be better for the people that actually have to drive into manhattan. I've driven into manhattan in the afternoon and going south on the west side was a nightmare since there is a line a mile long of people waiting to get into the lincoln tunnel.

i have no problem paying the NJ Turnpike tolls since I think it's the best road in the US that I have been on. I will also have no problem paying for increased gas taxes or new tolls on the bridges when i drive into manhattan on the weekends. if I use the bridges i don't mind paying for them. And I see plenty of low income folks on the blvd of death driving their beaters on top of the tunnel that carries 4 subway lines.

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paid $3.49 last night for premium
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$3.03 for the cheap stuff.
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Originally Posted by al_bundy
my biggest pet peeve is i have to pay taxes to maintain a few non-toll bridges for people that live near the subway or other commutter railroad and choose to drive for whatever reason. this also creates a parking problem so now UPS and Fedex have to pay the city of NY thousands of $$$ in parking fines and I have to pay for this as well. And add to this the costs that other delivery companies have to pay.
Yes, but that's the problem with taxes in general. If you own a house, you pay school taxes, even if you never have a child. You pay social security tax, even if you'll never be unemployed, etc.

I think that the prices to cross bridges/tunnels are high but fair enough.

Regarding your London comment: a lot of Europen countries (I mentioned The Netherlands, you the UK) have governments that more or less try to control the driving habits of its residents and I despite that. This is the USA: personally I don't want any part of the government to tell me how or how not to commute. But that's my opinion!
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$2.95 for the cheapo.
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The east river bridges and I think the GWB are still free. not 100% sure about the GWB since i can't remember the last time i drove over it. the traffic to get onto the queensboro bridge is unbelievable. i never had the pleasure of going over it at rush hour, but i work close by in queens and have to drive the blvd of death once every few months if i need the car for work.
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Originally Posted by al_bundy
The east river bridges and I think the GWB are still free. not 100% sure about the GWB since i can't remember the last time i drove over it.
East River bridges are still free, the inbound GWB isn't
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Suitland, MD

Yesterday evening - 3.08
This morning - 3.14

This is for 87 regular
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Chevron on the corner by my office is $3.27 for regular. By my house, $3.23.

I filled up about 2 miles away for $3.09...the cheapest I could find nearby.
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the Sunoco on my way home went from 2.99 to 3.05 while the Cumberland Farms next door went fro 3.02 to 2.98 (all for 87). Bizarre.
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Prices in mid-wilshire Los Angeles, CA...

$3.229
$3.329
$3.449

This is for self-serve, add 50 cents a gallon for full serve... (amazingly enough there was someone filling up at the full service island....)

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