If you live, work, or play in Collin County — you know the drill. Get on a toll road to get where you want to go. There’s the George Bush, the Sam Rayburn and the Dallas North Tollway. Now, tolls could eventually come to Central Expressway.
The quickly growing network of managed toll lanes across North Texas expands even further this week with the opening of the second phase of the LBJ Express.
On December 14, TxDOT will open 3.2 miles of the LBJ Express toll road. The full, 13-mile project is slated for completion in 2015. Including frontage roads, the project widens LBJ to 22 lanes — four of them TEXpress toll lanes.
Four of the 22 lanes are toll road, dubbed the “TEXpress”.
Cars crowded the north exit plazas at DFW Airport Monday morning and afternoon. One honk, then another, and another echoed throughout the area. All the noise came from drivers feeling frustrated after being stuck at the airport.
Some experts claim Texas is headed for a transportation crisis unless the state comes up with more money for highways. The current gasoline tax paid when you fill up at the pump doesn’t come close to keeping up with building and maintaining Texas highways.
Last month, the North Texas Tollway Authority (NTTA) posted an online list of the states top violators and while hundreds of people paid up the majority of scofflaws are still wanted.
More than 1,600 Texas Department of Transportation TxTag account holders can expect a credit to their accounts following a cyberattack. The cyber-theft has resulted in some $46,000 having to be credited back to customer accounts.
The board of the North Texas Tollway Authority (NTTA) wants to get tough on toll road drivers who owe the agency thousands of dollars individually.
Some North Texas toll road users have been ignoring the bills they get in the mail. The North Texas Tollway Authority (NTTA) is owed more than $1,200,000 by just a handful of violators.