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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.
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!
Charge tolls for everyone going in and out of Austin, San Antonio, and Houston.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 grannys house
First time a snowflake has to open their window in a summers 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 doesnt understand the language, holding up the line.
Or .... the automatic toll machine malfunctions, and the gate does not raise?
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.