Tolls weighed to meet level-crossing costs - http://www.theage.com.au/victoria/tolls-weighed-to-meet-levelcrossing-costs-20120911-25p4z.html This is possibly the stupidest thing I have heard this year. Charging for a toll road is one thing, but charging for a level crossing which is an inconvenience to motorists is just completely bonkers. Just how would areas around level crossing benefit? Lower traffic just maybe, but that is offset by the fact those people are inconvenienced by the tolls on that level crossing that they probably can't avoid. Completely ludicrous. Nothing more than revenue raising. Train lines segment regions and you simply can't cross those lines without using a level crossing. So in effect, people are forced through level crossings and usually don't have a choice not to use them.