Public response to toll roads in Austin NOT happy as tollers claim

Link to letters here.

Friday, November 10, 2006

Just avoid the tolls

The easiest way to prevent the Trans Texas Corridor from happening is to not
use the toll roads that are completed. I will never get on one of them, so
the state will never reap one penny from me. If we all do that, then they
won’t be able to repay the bond debt and won’t be able to sell future bonds
for more toll roads.
Skip the toll roads, and let them eat cake.
Round Rock

Not happy with tolls roads

I was a tentative supporter of the new Austin area toll roads, based purely
on the desperate need that any traffic relief option is better than nothing
at all. The key word in my prior statement is “was.”
As I witnessed the construction process, I gave the benefit of doubt that
all the puzzle pieces would eventually fall into place. Oh, how I was wrong.
The new traffic pattern will cause significant harm to the already tortuous
Interstate 35 northbound traffic flow. It will also severely limit
accessibility to the I-35 corridor businesses. The appearance indicates an
overall intent to force tremendous misery; thus maximizing the opportunity
to extort commuters through the toll system. More misery equates to more
dollars. Where’s the accountability? This is a system with potential for
good intent and purpose, but is severely tainted with tremendous deception.
Ultimately, it will offer benefits to a large portion of frustrated Austin
area commuters, but we have been sold a bad bill of goods with a perpetual
high cost.
Cedar Park