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Truckers May Stay Away from the Trans-Texas Corridor-So Who's it FOR?

4 December 2006 at 10:00:30 AM

I recall during one of the many TTC hearings I attended that someone talked about the problem of trucks easily delivering and picking up in metro areas, where there are few exits and miles between. Seemed to me that if you drove a truck and did a lot of on-off-ramp driving as opposed to driving THROUGH Texas, the TTC wasn't very practical. I concluded that it would be the out of state truckers, such as from Mexico, that would benefit the most.

Another reason for truckers not to use the TTC is that a lot of them own their own rigs and can't afford tolls all the time, or their companies encourage them to avoid toll roads.

The proposed Trans-Texas Corridor has been touted as a means to ease congestion along Interstate 35 by siphoning off some of the thousands of trucks that use the interstate each day. Unfortunately, proponents of the massive project may have trouble getting some truckers interested in paying a toll to haul their goods across the state.

Look at the prices for how much per mile truckers would pay.

According to the Texas Department of Transportation, passenger vehicles could pay 15.2 cents per mile and truck drivers 58.5 cents per mile to drive on the 370-mile corridor. The fees were set as part of a master plan for the 1,200-foot-wide tollway, rail and utility corridor developed by international firm Cintra-Zachry. The company is expected to spend $8.8 billion to build the road and pay the state $1.9 billion for the opportunity, according to the plan. The company then would have rights to recoup its expenses and make a profit by charging tolls for 50 years.....

Could be more than 50 years, actually.

Such sentiments have raised concerns for Waco resident Roy Walthall and other members of the Trans-Texas Corridor Advisory Committee. Walthall said he does not consider charging a toll a good solution to reducing I-35 congestion.

“We just keep scratching our heads about it,” Walthall said of the advisory committee. “How are you going to make a profit if nobody will pay to use the thing? They keep saying we do this all over the world and make millions of dollars, but I’m not sure how that’s going to work here.”

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