Roads are expensive

 

Letter writer Roberto Varela complained about tolls charged by the Miami-Dade Expressway Authority. Considering Miami-Dade County’s growth and the increase in the number of autos on the roads, there’s really no choice but to increase the size of our highways, and that’s expensive. Tolls place the burden of the cost on those who use the roads.

A review of the cars and their brand names that use the South Dade expressway system reveals that many of those using the roads may be participating in a bit of conspicuous consumption. If the tolls needed to provide decent roads are impinging on a person’s budget, they may consider buying a less costly form of transportation next time. Then again, there is public transportation.

Ralph Camerlengo, Miami Shores

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