The popular assumption is that the driving public has an antipathy to tolls. Opponents of toll road expansion constantly use the arguments (a) that the public does not like tolls and does not want to pay them and (b) that the only valid reason to build a toll road is rather than no road at all. It is a fact that the last four times the public was asked whether or not they wished to support tolls on a specific project, they said "yes" in every case. The people involved in highway projects should proceed on the assumption that the motoring public will support a toll project if:

  1. It's needed badly enough
  2. It is presented with a reasonable plan for alternate financing
  3. It perceives there are benefits to match or exceed the costs.