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Supercharger - New Jersey Turnpike Rest Areas - Molly Pitcher & Joyce Kilmer

Discussion in 'Mid-Atlantic' started by yobigd20, Sep 23, 2014.

  1. yobigd20

    yobigd20 Well-Known Member

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    Tesla charging stations approved for New Jersey Turnpike rest areas

    "Authority commissioners approved an agreement Tuesday morning with Tesla to install charging stations in the Molly Pitcher and Joyce Kilmer services areas —both in Middlesex County — at no expense to toll payers."

    http://www.nj.com/news/index.ssf/2014/09/post_360.html
     
  2. republic

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    YAS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
     
  3. TexasEV

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    Alternate headline-- "Turnpike authority commissioners wake up, find they're living in 2014".
     
  4. ItsNotAboutTheMoney

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    Wow, that's a welcome change! Maybe some rational traffic planner realized that since Tesla wouldn't be demanding an exclusivity agreement, that the businesses at the rest areas would very much like to welcome high-income drivers stopping there, and that it's good for traffic flow not to have thru-travelers have to leave the Interstate it was a good idea. Besides the fact that fast chargers at Interstate rest-stops are all round a good idea.
     
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    I hope Tesla considers this strategy with the rest stops in all Interstates.
     
  6. TexasEV

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    Most interstate highways don't have rest stops with services, only the toll roads such as NJ and PA turnpikes that predate the interstate highway system.
     
  7. Cottonwood

    Cottonwood Roadster#433, Model S#S37

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    Colorado has many... Colorado Rest Areas CDOT
     
  8. Kevin Harney

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    VA has a few too !!

    Edit: About 40 Rest Stops
     
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    Most rest stops have the most important service: 24/7 bathrooms. ;)
     
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    ma, ct, nh, vt, me...
     
  11. TexasEV

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    We're talking about two different things-- when I said rest stops with services, I mean gas stations and restaurants that are accessible in a plaza on the toll road so you don't have to get off. Colorado, Virginia, etc. are taking about rest areas which are a bathroom and picnic tables.
     
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    #12 ItsNotAboutTheMoney, Sep 23, 2014
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    Off the top of my head, also KS, IN, NY. Also, since Tesla does business outside of the USA: Ontario, Quebec
     
  14. Cottonwood

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    You said services. Clean toilets are the most important services a Supercharger!
     
  15. TexasEV

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    This link says:
    "The Maine Turnpike Authority is a quasi-state agency created by the Maine Legislature in 1941. The Maine Turnpike was the first "superhighway" in New England and the first such highway in the United States built without state or federal tax dollars."

    To my point-- Service plazas such as these are not located on the interstate highway system, except for earlier roads (mostly in the northeast) grandfathered into the system.
     
  16. republic

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    Indeed! Overnight roadtrips have been fraught with inconvenient detours to the nearest bush.
     
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    Where on the Turnpike are these two rest areas?
     
  18. emupilot

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    You can enter the names of the service areas in Google Maps to see where they are.

    Joyce Kilmer service area is northbound in East Brunswick
    Molly Pitcher service area is southbound in Cranbury
     
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    CT doesn't have any toll roads but our service stations are being rebuilt with food courts, bathroom facilities and most importantly 3 locations have supercharger stations (Greenwich, Darien & Milford). Excellent model that other states should follow if traffic volume can support the businesses (no issue on I95). No need to exit the highway to charge up and clean facilities to use while waiting if desired.
     
  20. HankLloydRight

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    I'm pretty sure there used to be tolls on both the Merritt and 95 in CT.
     

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