Curse you, metered on-ramps! At peak travel times, you can add 5, 10, 15 minutes to a commute. To say nothing of the gas consumption and pollution caused by all those idling cars. I’m sure “experts” would claim that metered on-ramps prevent accidents. Feh. They’re the equivalent of an adult helping a toddler onto an escalator. We don’t need your help, big brother nanny state! Where is the Tea Party on this issue? Drivers in the northeast seem perfectly capable of merging onto a highway without them. The rest of us are, too.