Sunday, November 23, 2008

Toll Increase Public Meeting

The anticipated public meeting, to be held at Nevins Hall, December 17th, 6:30 to 8:30 PM. Written comments can be mailed to General Counsel, Mass Turnpike Authority, 10 Park Plaza, Boston Ma 02116, from January 8th to January 14th. I strongly suggest that everyone who cares about this write to the Mass Pike Authority.

12 Comments:

At November 26, 2008 at 12:30 PM , Blogger Tim W. said...

How come no one is publishing this information locally in order to give people the opportunity to attend this meeting? I heard nothing about this except here. Thank god you are on top of this! Can't we force them to get this out where the public can see the date and plan for it?

 
At November 26, 2008 at 3:08 PM , Blogger Linda and George said...

They portray you as being a pot head, but they sure do you a disservice with that. How come they don’t show you as the smart guy you obviously are, and an inventor? If more people saw this side of you, and not just the one that does get media attention, they would be more likely so back you up. To be honest, I visited this blog just to see what was going on originally, not really expecting to see anything worthwhile or valuable, but you have proven me wrong. This is the only place I have seen information about the hearings on the tolls, and then to see this about your invention, well, we did not vote for you on Nov.4th, just a little bit afraid that you were an extremist, a one issue candidate. Did not vote for Richardson either, but if the election were today, you would have our votes. You need to get this blog address out there to more people. It is a public service. Can’t you post this blog address on cable or something?

 
At November 28, 2008 at 8:28 AM , Blogger Friend said...

We'll be there but doubt it will accomplish much. Should be an interesting meeting though. If you have some facts or infromation that we should try to get on the record at this meeting, post it here and maybe between everyone you get hitting this blog, someone will be able to be heard

 
At November 28, 2008 at 8:35 PM , Blogger Jim Pillsbury said...

Friend,

Just by showing up... by the hundreds... maybe a thousand... would make a statement... and perhaps.. they will think twice or maybe not, but it's better than just letting them take from us.. over and over again. I hope to have signs for people to hold for that night.

jim

 
At November 28, 2008 at 8:46 PM , Blogger Jim Pillsbury said...

Linda, George

Well thanks... I guess. Stop by from time to time... and you may discover... I'm not just a two issue guy... maybe 10 issue's.. who knows. hard to know where and when to advertise... and our Public Access cable TV free speech outlet, has been reduced to part time, restrictive, play house productions and politically correct snobbism, designed to keep people like me off the air. There will be many issue's in the coming months and year that will help keep us in the public radar.

jim

 
At November 28, 2008 at 8:48 PM , Blogger Jim Pillsbury said...

Tim,

You know that they really don't want any of us to show up anywhere ... where they have to account for anything... it will be in the paper again.

Best we can do... without TV or radio spots.

jim

 
At December 1, 2008 at 5:40 PM , Blogger 6th Middlesex constituent said...

Any thing we should know about this hearing before it happens? Who will be there? Turnpike authority people, state rep, governor? What should we expect, and will we all be given the opportunity to speak? Never been to one of these before, just want to avoid messing up.

 
At December 2, 2008 at 11:21 AM , Blogger Framingham resident said...

Public hearing, what good does that do us? All they do there is pretend to listen to our opposition. We don’t get a vote, and we don’t have a say in their decision. A complete waste of time. We need to do the protest thing at their houses, after the public hearings, after we know they are not listening to us.

 
At December 2, 2008 at 4:58 PM , Blogger Jason said...

Yadda yadda yadda. This is all a bunch of crap. We go, we ALL speak, keeping them there for hours listening to us, and then we tell them we feel VERY strongly about the inequity of the toll increases, strong enough to stand outside their homes as Jim suggests in the cold until they realize that as our elected officials, who are in office because of our votes, they are suppose to listen to us!

 
At December 4, 2008 at 12:05 PM , Blogger Edward said...

Bunch of people there last night at the meeting. Lots of press coverage. We need to mount the same sort of attack for the meeting here in Framingham. Show up, even if you don’t commute every day to Boston. Stand up for the fact that it is unjust and unfair even if it does not impact you, just your neighbors. We need to defeat this. Tell your friends to check out this blog so they know what is going on.

 
At December 4, 2008 at 2:23 PM , Blogger Framingham resident said...

Last night they thought they did not even have to show up for the meeting. What is the Turnpike Authority staff paid for if they don’t even have to show up for public meetings about the Turnpike?

 
At December 4, 2008 at 4:47 PM , Blogger from framingham said...

Do you commute to Boston every day on the Mass Pike? If you do, then you know that it is a disaster at the toll booth in the morning anyway. They ask for our money, and then make us wait in line for 15 minutes to give it to them. They charge us for the transponders then we wait longer in those lines because everyone has them and the people paying cash are in lines that fly through the toll because there are fewer of them. Why don’t they have one lane for people paying cash, and the rest all open for people using transponders, at least during peak hours. If they were doing a good job, if their processes worked, then I probably would not have as hard a time swallowing this toll hike. But when I do what they ask, buy the transponder, and then have to wait in line for a long time to give them my money, that makes me angry. Cost over-rides, falling roofs, leaking ceilings, and traffic jams caused by the way the collect tolls. If I were that bad at my job, I would be fired. But they ask for more money. Sounds like another AIG scam to me.

 

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