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Collin County (KRLD) – Two Collin County politicians have filed bills to prohibit the conversion of any free lanes into tolled, managed or express lanes.

State Sen. Van Taylor (R-Plano) and State Rep. Scott Sanford (R-McKinney) filed the “Keep Free Lanes Free Act,” saying citizens should not be taxed twice for a road that’s already been paid for.

In 2014, local leaders blocked efforts to convert portions of the HOV lane on U.S. Highway 75 into a paid express lane. The bill, if it passes, would prohibit similar moves in the future.

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