The Granite State Stimulus Package Rolls On
In the same month that Logan International Airport hiked its parking rates by $1, Governor Deval Patrick is asking for another $2 parking "carbon fee" [Hey, quit laughing! He's serious. - ed.] as part of his transportation overhaul filed this week.
It's not a tax.
It's a common sense, planet-saving carbon fee.
You're not (gasp!) ANTI-PLANET, are you???
The carbon fee, described on page 137 of Patrick's 141-page bill, would that mean a 20- or 30-minute trip to pick up a relative at Logan could cost $6 in parking alone, not including tunnel tolls, which could rise to as much as $7 if legislators fail to pass Patrick's other proposal to raise the gas tax. Three hours in a Logan garage would cost $18; all-day parking in a garage would run $26.
I really hope he gets this passed.
Go, Deval, go!!!
Long-term parking at Manchester-Boston Regional Airport is $10 a day. Getting in and out is a breeze - no smog-filled tunnels, no $7 tolls. Fill your tank with cheap gas, and load up on tax-free goods, and no deposit-required beverages while you're here.
(link via reader Jim, who will whine like a six-year-old girl if I don't give him credit here)