Yup,,,,,,Virginia is at it again.
the newspaper Virginian Pilot had an article in it yesterday about the
wanting the truckers to be banned from
THEIR INTERSTATES...that they pay for
Well I got a little mad at this Mr.Frank
Ferguson's letter to the editor, about the
truckers should be banned during the
early morning and evening rush...because
it makes the traffic come to a stand still.
But, he doesn't mention that along with his taxes paying for his
pay much more...to build those interstates
and tunnels, and bridges...and if truckers
had to do what he recommends, and that
is,,,,do run during the night, and early
afternoon,,,he is sure that the ports and
rail will adapt to the change...HA HA
is he crazy......they don't adapt to anyone.
because it's money, if the containers aren't picked up withint an amount
storage fees are charged,,,and the rail,
and ports get the storage money.....
So, I took keyboard in hand and wrote a
letter to the editor and advised Mr. Ferguson that the trucker pays a
a lot more then the few dollars he did...
Perhaps he didn't know what Truckers have pay for the privilege of
the products Mr. Ferguson takes for granted......
When the residents (taxpayers) of the area were asked if they would pay
taxes to build additional roads, and tunnels
they all said 'NO'
However the communities involved are building more and more and without
regard to the traffic it involves. as there
are no trains, buses and subways to
help the traffic along......
Mr. Ferguson if the trucker's were banned
would if he bought something and was
waiting for a delivery.....would be still
waiting until it got there by itself....
When they voted "NO",,, where did they
think the money would come from The
Sky.....did they care that truckers' pay
fuel tax too. and highway use tax 4 quarters a year, state tax, as
and probably more then they do as a
Norfolk, and Virginia Beach have built
so much in the past few years, they have
created a serious problem in the traffic
due to the lack of public transportation,
it's pathetic.....everyone trying to merge
in three different places to one road to
the tunnels, and interstates....it's not
even safe, as emergency vehicles cannot
get thru, a barge hits the Jordan Bridge,
and knocks it out of service, the floodgates to a tunnel doesn't work
and the tunnel is flooded out,,,causing many
problems in that area....
So, now that these very same people
said NO,,,to more taxes,,,what else
can they expect.....
Oh yes, he said the trucks are cumbesome, and slow.
Well there is a limit of speed posted,
perhaps he is suggesting they should
go beyond the speed limit....
So, trucker's are to adapt to a new time
limit, to enable the workers to get to work