No matter what Texans want or say TxDOT and its special interests continue to push big plans for toll roads in Central Texas and beyond.
While the ruling GOP always say "No New Taxes" what are tolls if not new taxes?
Furthermore, toll roads seldom fix the traffic problems we are told they will and they consistently provide long term debt to Texas taxpayers and drivers.
In addition, once toll roads are established they generally remain forever, even after the roadways are paid for.
Texans need to speak up against toll roads. If top level TxDOT administrators would not be getting astronomical salaries and if legislators would stop diverting the gasoline tax for special interest whims, there would be enough tax dollars to build and repair our roadways without tolls.