Comment: This reminds me of the early days of the railroad...

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This reminds me of the early days of the railroad...

In some places there were two or three rails present, in others there was only one. Travelers complained that where only one rail was available that the fees were too high in comparison where more competition existed. Eventually, the complaint was heard by the government and action was taken.

Do you think the price where one rail existed fell to that where there were two or three? Or, do you think the price was raised in the cheaper locations to match the higher price?

I can travel nearly anywhere I want to go by several different routes. I wouldn't be worried if the roads were to be privately owned. Right now, the money that we pay for roads goes towards a lot of government overhead rather than keeping the roads maintained. The maintenance fee in a free market situation would likely be much cheaper (given there was more than one route available).