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Perry To Fight Tolls on 161

The North Texas Tollway Authority wants to change part of Highway 161 in Irving to a tollway but they’ll have to fight the Governor first. The three-mile free stretch connects the Highway 161 toll lanes in the south with the George Bush Turnpike, which is also a tollway.  This week, the NTTA floated its plan to make the middle section a toll road, too, but the agency would need permission from the legislature.  That’s where Perry says he’ll fight.  In an interview yesterday, the Governor says “…they better find a way around me.”

  • Ashley

    The governor is going to fight tolls? It must be an election year… Isn’t he the person who set up a board that is looking to put toll roads in Texas, and using a foreign country to profit off of it? Bill White will be tolerable until a new Republican candidate with ethics pops up.

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