Northern Gateway toll road – a story of politics over reason
Surprised at hearing news that the managers of New Zealand’s only toll road, the Silverdale to Puhoi Highway, are only now beginning to chase up non-paying drivers?
No wonder, says Liberty Scott, because the toll road was a political creation—and only “a state body can so egregiously ignore collecting money for the use of a service, when the incentives are so badly wrong.”
He tells a fascinating story of a road that cost nearly five times more than it was supposed to, in addition to a tolls collection department set up expressly to cost more to run than it was ever going to collect.
Read it and weep: Northern Gateway toll road – a story of politics over reason.