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Old 01-25-2009, 11:23 AM   #1
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Default How to minimize tolls from DC to NYC?

from my EZpass:
11/27 DDOT Toll 11/26/08 Newark Plaza -$4.00
11/28 PANYNJ Toll 11/26/08 Outerbridge Crossing -8.00 :Q
11/28 New Jersey Turnpike Toll 11/26/08 New Brunswick/Admin Bldg I-287/Metuchen/Edison Twsp -0.45
12/02 DDOT Toll 12/01/08 Newark Plaza 11 2 -4.00 23.00
12/03 MTA B&T Toll 12/01/08 Verrazano Narrows Br -8.30
12/03 MTA Toll 11/26/08 Kennedy Memorial Highway -5.00
12/03 New Jersey Turnpike Toll 12/01/08 I-287/Metuchen/Edison Twsp Bordentown/Trenton -1.25
12/03 DRBA Toll 12/01/08 Delaware Memorial Br -3.00

I'm going to brooklyn, NY.

Any easy routes to go around the tolls?
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Old 01-25-2009, 11:24 AM   #2
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Do you have a GPS? Just check the box for "avoid tolls roads" or whatever it is.
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Old 01-25-2009, 11:25 AM   #3
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How far of a drive is that round trip?
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Old 01-25-2009, 11:25 AM   #4
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Old 01-25-2009, 11:29 AM   #5
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go up through PA
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Old 01-25-2009, 11:32 AM   #6
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go up through PA
hm.. avoid the md, and delaware tolls.
but How much cheaper is the PA Turnpike?
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Old 01-25-2009, 11:33 AM   #7
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Past life experience tells me that taking that longer "free" route costs about the same in fuel (+/-, ymmv, etc.), but much more in time.

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Old 01-25-2009, 11:37 AM   #8
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take the chinatown superbus, no gas, no toll...
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Old 01-25-2009, 12:12 PM   #10
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go up through PA
hm.. avoid the md, and delaware tolls.
but How much cheaper is the PA Turnpike?
go up 15 to Harrisburg, connect to
78 only thing you will get then is the bridge tolls(NY)
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Old 01-25-2009, 12:18 PM   #11
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from my EZpass:
11/27 DDOT Toll 11/26/08 Newark Plaza -$4.00
11/28 PANYNJ Toll 11/26/08 Outerbridge Crossing -8.00 :Q
11/28 New Jersey Turnpike Toll 11/26/08 New Brunswick/Admin Bldg I-287/Metuchen/Edison Twsp -0.45
12/02 DDOT Toll 12/01/08 Newark Plaza 11 2 -4.00 23.00
12/03 MTA B&T Toll 12/01/08 Verrazano Narrows Br -8.30
12/03 MTA Toll 11/26/08 Kennedy Memorial Highway -5.00
12/03 New Jersey Turnpike Toll 12/01/08 I-287/Metuchen/Edison Twsp Bordentown/Trenton -1.25
12/03 DRBA Toll 12/01/08 Delaware Memorial Br -3.00

I'm going to brooklyn, NY.

Any easy routes to go around the tolls?
yea, go up through the holland tunnel. it'll save u about $10 in tolls, but it'll cost u an hour plus 10 extra miles.
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Old 01-25-2009, 12:22 PM   #12
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Suck it up. If you're worried about the tolls then you need to make other reductions in your living expenses.
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Old 01-25-2009, 12:29 PM   #13
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go up through PA
hm.. avoid the md, and delaware tolls.
but How much cheaper is the PA Turnpike?
go up 15 to Harrisburg, connect to
78 only thing you will get then is the bridge tolls(NY)
Seems like that would add quite a bit of time and distance to his trip
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Old 01-25-2009, 01:12 PM   #14
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Old 01-25-2009, 01:16 PM   #15
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Default How to minimize tolls from DC to NYC?

going from brooklyn to NJ you could've avoided taking the verrazano bridge (it's a one way toll, westbound to Staten Island only) by going to NJ via manhattan (taking Brooklyn Bridge).

but you do waste a lot more miles going that way, not to mention time spent in downtown cross-manhattan traffic
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Old 01-25-2009, 01:49 PM   #16
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verrazano on the way in
holland on the way out

nothing else really available that doesn't cost you more money via mileage

on second thought taking 78E like the above google maps directions have it might not be that bad. the turnpike is what's really costing you so skipping that would be the best gain
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take the bus and rent a car if you need one. or zipcar.
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And I thought paying 2.10 a day to get to work and back was bad
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haha i read that as "how to minimize trolls from dc to nyc"

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Old 01-25-2009, 04:54 PM   #20
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Any route that takes you across manhattan on canal street is going to cost you a lot of time.
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Old 01-25-2009, 05:28 PM   #22
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well verrazano returning to NY is free so that saves you like $9
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I second this.
My cousin used to use the Chinatown bus, but he switched to the Jewish bus.
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haha i read that as "how to minimize trolls from dc to nyc"

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I got that too... I was going to suggest avoiding bridges.
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Just be thankful you're in a car and not a big tig, driving thru some of those states I think cost me more money than I made that day.
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