I was driving over the Whitestone Bridge tonight and some asshole in front of us didn’t have enough money on his EZPass. The fucking toll gate was down and it caused a backup for 5 minutes. We had to wait for some asshole MTA traffic cop to come over, get his license plate and manually override the gate.
You fucking idiots. It’s 2015. Why is this necessary. Remove the God damn gates and put cameras up. Can’t you see how much money this will save? Just let them through, take a picture of their plates and send them a bill in the mail. If they don’t pay, fine them and don’t let them renew the registration on the car until it’s paid. Idiots. You’ll make more money that way.
- The gates use unnecessary electric to move them up and down, which is a waste of money and pollutes the environment.
- They are mechanical and can break, which means you need to pay some asshole overtime to fix them.
- You won’t need to pay as many MTA traffic cops to sit there and get union benefits and make more pension money after they’re retired than entry level professionals do.
- You won’t cause traffic backups
Everyone wins. Remove the fucking gates and put cameras in. No wonder the tolls go up every 20 minutes. Christ, the MTA is backwards. Port Authority bridges don’t have toll gates. What is this 1950?