State lawmakers were hoping to help disabled veterans with a plan to let them drive toll roads for free. But since the 2009 bill passed, nearly half of the state’s toll roads still charge.
Hundreds of millions of dollars in unpaid tolls has officials with the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) and statewide toll authorities asking lawmakers at the Capitol for help.
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.
It’s official; the top toll violators in Texas will now be banned from North Texas Tollway Authority (NTTA) roads.
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.
TX-DOT, along with the other agencies, nationwide are urging Congress to give them more freedom to seek alternative means of funding, including adding more toll roads.
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.
Texas voters approved seven constitutional amendments on Tuesday, which will allow new cooperation between cities and counties.
New signs are being installed as the North Texas Tollway Authority finishes its transition to a totally cashless system.
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.
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