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 on: Today at 03:09:56 PM 
Started by Poiponen13 - Last post by GaryV
I dinnae ken Osha

 on: Today at 03:07:08 PM 
Started by RoadRage2023 - Last post by 1995hoo
I ride the subway all the time and I don't feel unsafe. It's easy to avoid being pushed onto the tracks if you don't stand at the edge of the platform looking down the tunnel to see whether the train is coming.

The point remains: The whole intent behind the program is to make it expensive to drive into the congestion charging zone to discourage people from doing so. It has nothing to do with the surrounding area. The OP is simply being stubborn in refusing to acknowledge that point because it doesn't fit his agenda.

 on: Today at 03:05:41 PM 
Started by RoadRage2023 - Last post by RoadRage2023
True, NYC crime rate is at one of the lowest levels overall since the 80s. But, subway crime is through the roof and so is gun crime. Congestion pricing isn't achieving its purpose though if it worsens traffic and pollution in all the areas around it.

 on: Today at 03:02:41 PM 
Started by hbelkins - Last post by gonealookin
Probably not technically a mispronunciation as Merriam-Webster says it's all right, but for "amateur" I much prefer "ˈa-mə-chər" to "ˈa-mə-tər", which I think I hear more frequently (mostly by sports announcers).

 on: Today at 03:02:17 PM 
Started by Roadgeekteen - Last post by paulthemapguy
Iowa 7 and US 71 against the backdrop of an extremely foggy Storm Lake. 7 × 71 = 497

IA-US71-007SG by Paul Across America, on Flickr

 on: Today at 03:01:44 PM 
Started by hbelkins - Last post by tmoore952
I recently heard a lady on BBC radio pronounce Wednesday as Wed'n-stay, and it caught me off guard.  I'm not sure I've ever actually heard someone pronounce that first d before—at least, someone who wasn't trying to be funny.

In the late '90s, I worked in northern NJ for a telecommunications company. I worked with someone whose first name was Nihandra (that doesn't look right to me, maybe it was slightly different). Anyway, I believe he was from the Middle East, but I don't know exactly where.

He always pronounced Wednesday as "Wed-nes-day". That was the way he said it. He's the only person I've ever met who said it that way.

 on: Today at 02:57:28 PM 
Started by RoadRage2023 - Last post by 1
1. You don't go onto the city streets of Manhattan if you're passing through, so you won't be charged.
2. NOT EVERYONE USES CARS, especially in the New York City area.
3. You mention being shot. New York City is one of the safest places in the country.

 on: Today at 02:54:45 PM 
Started by RoadRage2023 - Last post by RoadRage2023

Duke yes I know you could probably just take the Lincoln tunnel and the turnpike. But even $65 would still be a good $1,300-$1,400 a month in fees. EZ pass may knock this down to $1,000, but that's still insane per month
That's exactly the point of congestion pricing. To make it a bad idea .
And if someone works in Manhattan, and commutes by car - they probably pay an arm and a leg for parking, and $1000 a month isn't a deal breaker.

Well part of the reason for that might be the risk of losing a literal arm of leg if someone pushes you onto the subway tracks or shoots you. Even if the NYC MTA wasn't such a mess, what congestion pricing will do is harm small businesses since know one will want to enter the fee zone. Even people just passing through will be punished. It's not like people who live in Manhattan are going to park their cars in Staten Island.

 on: Today at 02:51:13 PM 
Started by CanesFan27 - Last post by tmoore952

They seem more than willing to add endless lanes to other big highways in Northern Virginia.

I'm guessing that I won't see a completed, four lane highway from I-81 to I-79 in my lifetime, so at the very least it would be nice to see some truck lanes added to the 2-lane portion of 48 between Strasburg and Wardensville.

But if the earlier poster is to be believed, adding these truck lanes may be tricky, depending on where the existing houses and businesses are. 
I also cannot see at this point how they could possibly do the part between Wardensville and the state line given the terrain, but I'm also not a civil engineer.

 on: Today at 02:42:55 PM 
Started by US71 - Last post by Tomahawkin
Nice! It's about time! 10 years too late IMO. Now let's get a Buc'ees along that stretch to enhance economic development

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