So, the rest stops on I-84 and I-91 in Connecticut are now only open from 7:30am-3:30pm which is totally ridiculous. And pretty cheap to staff.
But, we actually much prefer the ones that include businesses like the ones on the Merritt Turnpike, I-95 and the Mass Pike.
The answer seems simple to me privatize them. The state makes money, people have a place for a pit stop. And they can get a sandwich and a soda.