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Toll Road Follies in Texas-Why Having a Camera Get your License Plate is Bogus

31 July 2008 at 2:09:32 PM

One wonders if this stuff is going on IN ORDER TO force people to get the toll tags!

HURST — More North Texans are coming forward with complaints that a collection agency hired by the Texas Department of Transportation is unfairly demanding large past-due payments for driving on the Texas 121 toll road in Denton and Collin counties.

"This is highway robbery," said Brian Wilson of Hurst, who two weeks ago received a bill for $76.60 for a $1.60 toll he incurred on a boating trip to Lake Texoma in June 2007. "This is bureaucracy at its worst. I’ll never use that road again."

Texas 121 is the region’s first all-electronic toll road. Toll payments can be made either by an automatic account such as a TollTag or by standard mail. For those paying by mail, the common practice is to wait until the Transportation Department’s Texas Tollways office sends a bill and then send a payment.

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1 - patriot   26 Sep 2008 @ 11:49:03 AM 

Texans need to ban together and boycott ALL tollroads. The gas tax should be sufficient for building roads. This only requires the Governor to get off his butt and cleanhouse at TxDOT.

Tollroads do nothing for the local communities and average an additional ~10c/mi tax. If your vehicle gets 30 MPG, thats nearly a 100% gas tax over a 10 mile stretch.

If tollroads become the vision for Texas future, I'll take my nice pot of money and flee the state and spend it elsewhere

2 - pstern   26 Sep 2008 @ 1:39:16 PM 

You got that right, Patriot; however, if the pro-toller get what they want, there won't be any place to flee to.  This special interest ploy is being perpetrated throughout our nation.

Texans do need to get involved.  There are many watchdog groups that have emerged during the past 5 years or so.

Here are a couple to bookmark and then get involved:


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3 - salon   26 Sep 2008 @ 1:55:02 PM 

Patriot-one problem, as you probably know, is that toll roads are not just a Texas issue-there are not only a lot of states that think this is a great idea but the USDOT headed by Mary Peters wants to turn federal highways into toll roads. We simply have to stand and fight. And don't re-elect Rick Perry.

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