I wasn't trying to beat that dead horse. It is simply the most glaring example of how the PTC doesn't play well with others. (If they can't work well with their own state DOT, how can we expect them to work with an out of state agency.)
Is it the PTC that's being difficult, or do the local business interests exert undue influence?
To me, it's ridiculous to have a toll road commission in any state separate from the DOT. When Kentucky had toll roads, they were under control of the Transportation Cabinet.
As for Breezewood, it's not thriving like it once may have been. I spent two nights there a couple of weeks ago and there are several closed motels, restaurants, etc. Outside the section of US 30 that I-70 traffic has to use, there isn't much to the place.
I'd love to see a history of Breezewood ... when I-70 was built northward out of Maryland, why no direct connection was made to the turnpike at the time, etc. Is there a good one available online anywhere? Jeff K., do you have anything definitive?