Contact Us

It Is Boycott The Maine Turnpike Day. (If That’s What You Want To Do?)

Mario Tama/Getty Images

On November 1st the Maine Turnpike Authority will be upping their tolls. Today is however, Boycott Maine Turnpike Day. I travel everyday from Auburn to Augusta and back so this toll increase is something that affects me. I really don’t use the Turnpike much, I do once in awhile if I’m over by the ramp in Lewiston doing something on my way to work. I’ll hop on to save time over heading either through Lisbon to Rt 9 or back to Main St. Lewiston to go east on Rt 202. The West Gardiner toll is going from $1.25 to $1.75, an increase of 50 cents. We’ll whine and complain but in the end, we’ll all deal and continue to use. I do however use the Pike starting in Portland going south. No I will not be on the Pike today as I rarely ever am, but do I sympathize with the frustration of the toll increase. The last guy Paul Violette to run the Maine Turnpike Authority skimmed¬† (allegedly) boat loads of revenue for gift cards, trips and other goodies for clients and so on. To me it feels like we as drivers are paying for the bilking of another, again, alleged bilking.¬† Enjoy 95, or not, just know at the same time you have the option to not take the Maine Turnpike.

Recommended For You

Best of the Web

Leave a Comment

It appears that you already have an account created within our VIP network of sites on . To keep your personal information safe, we need to verify that it's really you. To activate your account, please confirm your password. When you have confirmed your password, you will be able to log in through Facebook on both sites.

Forgot your password?

*Please note that your prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

It appears that you already have an account on this site associated with . To connect your existing account just click on the account activation button below. You will maintain your existing VIP profile. After you do this, you will be able to always log in to using your original account information.

*Please note that your prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

Please fill out the information below to help us provide you a better experience.

(Forgot your password?)

Not a member? Sign up here

Sign up for Moose Valuable Listener Club quickly by connecting your Facebook account. It's just as secure and no password to remember!

Sign up to have exclusive Moose Valuable Listener Club contests, events, coupons, presales, and much more delivered to you for FREE.