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1 posted on 04/26/2017 5:16:58 AM PDT by Tolerance Sucks Rocks
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Group lobbies Texas lawmakers for toll-free highways (4/17)
2 posted on 04/26/2017 5:34:18 AM PDT by Tolerance Sucks Rocks (April 2006 Message from Dan: http://www.dansimmons.com/news/message/2006_04.htm)
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Of possible interest.


3 posted on 04/26/2017 5:34:33 AM PDT by Tolerance Sucks Rocks (April 2006 Message from Dan: http://www.dansimmons.com/news/message/2006_04.htm)
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I avoid toll roads. Big deal, I drive 10 extra minutes. It’s the principle.

If Texas would deport all the illegals, we wouldn’t need new roads built.


4 posted on 04/26/2017 5:41:06 AM PDT by bgill (CDC site, "We don't know how people are infected with Ebola")
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This wouldn’t be a bad thing if the legislature were looking toward future maintenance of exiting highways. In fact, it would show excellent foresight.
But noooooo, that money has to be spent RIGHT AWAY!


5 posted on 04/26/2017 5:57:57 AM PDT by Little Ray (Freedom Before Security!)
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Charge tolls for everyone going in and out of Austin, San Antonio, and Houston.


6 posted on 04/26/2017 6:26:36 AM PDT by georgiarat (The most expensive thing in the world is a cheap Army and Navy. - Carl Vinson)
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I don’t know the last road built in Texas that wasn’t a toll road. The tolls are too expensive and never go away. The bridge over the ship channel has been a toll bridge for close to 30 years with no end in sight even though it was supposed to become free once it was paid for.


7 posted on 04/26/2017 7:01:21 AM PDT by Smittie (Just like an alien I'm a stranger in a strange land)
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Toll road pricing is ridiculous. I have the North Texas Express lanes. With the bottle neck that has existed forever at the 121/820 interchange, you would have thought it would help; however, no one wants to pay that kind of rate. If I took it RT, I would be paying $14+ per day and it still dumps me out in bottle neck traffic. I save myself the pocketbook pillaging and take the “free” highway.


10 posted on 04/26/2017 7:38:36 AM PDT by DallasGal (When God provides you a path to happiness, don't turn your back on his grace and mercy)
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Wear: 500 more Texas toll roads? Activist’s claim doesn’t hold up
11 posted on 04/26/2017 7:46:48 AM PDT by Tolerance Sucks Rocks (April 2006 Message from Dan: http://www.dansimmons.com/news/message/2006_04.htm)
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They ought to be flush with cash. I keep getting other people’s toll road bills. So I have to waste my time and money going to the DMV getting documents to prove the bills they keep sending me are fraudulent. When do I get paid for my time and effort?

They just figure most people won’t fight their fraud and pay up. Thieves all.


12 posted on 04/26/2017 7:49:10 AM PDT by Clay Moore (JRandomFreeper, SWAMPSNIPER RIP)
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If they have enough money for roads & still want more toll roads,maybe they are trying to enlarge some other slush funds. This could go on forever.


13 posted on 04/26/2017 10:12:07 AM PDT by oldtech
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Part of the problem is we have too many economic refugees coming from other states. By the time an upgrade to a highway is complete, it's obsolete...see TX HWY 114 as an example.

D/FW adds about 150,000 new residents every year. Toll roads are a reality, particularly the one that bypasses Austin. What irks me are toll roads that are parking lots during rush hour.

14 posted on 04/26/2017 10:22:27 AM PDT by Night Hides Not (Remember the Alamo! Remember Goliad! Remember Gonzales! Come and Take It!)
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Tollroads ... 15 minutes of highway spped, interrupted by 30 minutes in line to toss coins in a bucket, or longer if you did not have the correct change, day or night, good weather or crap.

There goes your gas mileage.

There goes your calculated time of travel to granny’s house
.
First time a snowflake has to open their window in a summer’s not-quite-tropical-storm battering the area, they will freak out like a Southern Californian when the rain comes after washing and waxing the car.

Now, in this day of idiocy on the roads, you get somebody who doesn’t understand the language, holding up the line.

Or .... the automatic toll machine malfunctions, and the gate does not raise?


15 posted on 04/26/2017 10:52:33 AM PDT by Terry L Smith
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Texans rally against toll roads (4/18)
16 posted on 04/26/2017 1:03:23 PM PDT by Tolerance Sucks Rocks (April 2006 Message from Dan: http://www.dansimmons.com/news/message/2006_04.htm)
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Toll roads need to be abolish thru out the country!!
They will want to charge by the mile and the technology is here to do it. Stop that camel’s nose from getting in the tent.
We pay enough taxes as is.


17 posted on 04/26/2017 3:23:31 PM PDT by minnesota_bound
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