Tag Archives: Texas toll roads

Texas Leaders Ask Trump to ‘Nix’ Tolls in His Infrastructure Plan

While some have called the Trump proposal DOA on Capitol Hill, Texans are taking nothing for granted and made the trip to D.C. to deliver it to the White House personally to ensure the President got the message from a … Continue reading

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RELIEF: Ending the Horror of Exorbitant Toll Fines and Fees May be Decided by Texas Attorney General

Relief may be on the horizon as Paxton considers issuing a legal opinion that could change course. The Attorney General has six months to render his opinion. SB 312’s cap on fines and fees officially takes effect on state operated … Continue reading

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Texas Toll Roads, High Speed Rail and Private Property Rights

The Texas economy, called the ‘Texas miracle’ by politicians’ PR machine, cannot continue when many commuters are now facing $200-$400 monthly toll bills. The cost is so punitive, most Texans are being priced off the toll roads, which means they’re stuck in gridlock with longer and longer commutes, diminishing quality of life, and inhibiting the freedom of travel and the efficient movement of people and goods. Continue reading

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San Antonio, Texas MPO adopts more toll roads despite Prop 1 promise and pushes Agenda 21 ‘complete streets’

The betrayal taxpayers feel kicked into high gear when the AAMPO voted to add yet more toll roads to the plan instead of turning toll lanes on existing major corridors back into free lanes as promised.

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Super Tuesday Residents Blitz Texas City Council Meetings to Oppose Blacklands Tollway

Opposition to the controversial private Blacklands-Northeast Gateway Toll Road from Garland to Greenville east of Dallas kicked into high gear last week when concerned citizens did a full court press to pressure remaining cities and counties to pass resolutions opposing the toll road. Seven cities had already passed resolutions prior to Tuesday. Those cities include Fate, Josephine, Lavon, Nevada, Rockwall, Sasche, and Wylie. The Rockwall County Democratic Party also passed a resolution opposing the tollway.

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Houston toll agency surrenders control to TxDOT

An out of control Texas Department of Transportation has discovered how to self-fund its agency with unlimited taxation through tolls. Texas taxpayers have had little luck controlling TxDOT and its lust for toll roads, so this notion that handing TxDOT control will mean more free highway lanes just won’t materialize.

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Texas downgrades foreign-owned toll road to junk bond status

Hate to say it, but we told you so.

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