Toll road angst not just in TX; Denver legislature makes it harder to build toll roads

Link to story here.

We, the grassroots citizens of Texas, aren’t the only ones expressing our LOUD opposition to the nationwide shift to privatized tollways, they’re still fuming in Indiana and now Denver. Read a series the Denver Post (and more here) did last summer that reveals the insidious side of tolling. Also see what’s happening in West Virginia as citizens want elected officials, not unelected bureaucrats at the tolling authority, to have the power to set/increase toll rates.

House Approves Bill To Make Toll Roads Harder
Associated Press
Mar 8, 2007

(AP) DENVER The House gave final passage Thursday to a bill that would make it more difficult for private developers to build toll roads.

The measure (House Bill 1068) now goes to the Senate.

The bill would require a developer to notify property owners that they live in a toll road corridor and to notify the state transportation department before the developer can express any interest in people’s land.

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