[Talk-us] How to tag toll roads

Paul Johnson baloo at ursamundi.org
Mon Mar 18 04:00:50 UTC 2013


On Sun, Mar 17, 2013 at 10:17 PM, Richard Welty <rwelty at averillpark.net>wrote:

> On 3/17/13 11:09 PM, Evan Robohm wrote:
> > My question is how literally should we as mappers
> > tag them--like the Wiki page says or as they're advertised
> > on road signs? This also applies to how ramps are
> > tagged--does "toll=yes" only apply to ramps with toll
> > booths or to ramps that lead into/out of a tollway?
>
> it can get worse than that.
>
> for the NYS Thruway (I 87 from NYC to Albany, I 90 from
> Albany to the PA state Line), there is no toll for a transit
> from Exit 25A to Exit 24 (and vice versa), and no toll
> for a transit from Exit 25A to Exit 25 (and vice versa).
> the toll booth attendant takes your ticket and if you got on
> at the right place, there's no toll...
>
> i have absolutely no clue how to tag this.
>

There's also a few segments on the Oklahoma turnpikes where it's possible
to run toll-free on an otherwise toll road (such as from one entrance ramp
to an adjacent concessions plaza and back to the originating ramp, though
in that case, it's the only legal "u turn" movement, and basically a
courtesy to the people who work at the concessions plaza), or from US 75 to
the west end of the Creek Turnpike (which if you don't have a pikepass, is
toll-free; really wish we didn't go from transponders to NFC tags for this,
as with the transponders, I would turn it off entering the Creek Turnpike
and turn it on entering the Turner Turnpike, thus getting the cash fare on
the creek and the electronic toll fare on the turner...)
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