TxDOT’s vision of Congestion Relief

4 Lane Toll Road in Median of 8 Lane Freeway
Notice the congestion on the non-toll lanes. Does this look like congestion relief to you? TxDOT is planning to make our free lanes frontage roads with permanent stop lights and 30-45 MPH speed limits to boot! Tolling our roads isn’t about congestion relief, it’s about a new revenue stream for the state. It begs the question: Did the lottery end our public education woes? It’s pretty clear tolls won’t fix our congestion problems either.

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Typical Afternoon Peak on the Public turned Private then back to Public SR 91 Toll Road in Orange County, CA
$9.50 to drive 10 miles!

To see sample toll rates in CA…