I submitted the following blurb as a Letter to the Editor of the Arizona Republic on 1 December 2005.On 1 December 2005, the Republic printed a Letter to the Editor by Willard Munsterman of Phoenix titled: "Interstate 17 needs toll roads." I've been advocating that the Loop 101 become a toll road. The Loop 101 (at least between south Tempe and mid-Scottsdale) has been broken since the day it opened. Adding additional lanes (including a HOV lane) won't work beyond a short initial period. It appears as though light-rail from south Tempe/Chandler to north Scottsdale along the Loop 101 is a moot point; therefore, I say make Loop 101 a toll road. Will it reduce traffic? No, but it could raise lots of money and it could reduce raceway driving during the off-hours.
Loop 101 Extra
It appears as though ADOT (Arizona Department Of Transportation) wants to do something to improve the north Loop 101 to west Loop 202 interchange. In a nutshell: good luck. Anything they do will only be short-term "fix" (basically busy-work for ADOT workers)."That merge is pretty nasty," said Eric Anderson, transportation director for the Maricopa Association of Governments. "It really doesn't work very well."
To Eric Anderson, you should drop the "very well" when it "doesn't work very well."
Creator: Gerald D. Thurman
Created: 29 November 2005