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Lawmakers want to end toll roads once the road is paid off

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Lawmakers are working on a bill that will end toll roads once the roads are paid off.

House Bill 436 was filed by Matt Shaheen, who serves as representative for Texas House District 66. In it, he proposes that Texan toll projects become part of the state highway system after the project has been fully paid.

If passed, toll roads would “continue without tolls when the cost of acquisition and construction of the project have been paid.”

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“The government’s job is to provide roads that are funded through existing tax structures, and historically the legislature has underfunded transportation causing the need for toll roads. With recent increases in transportation funding, Texas needs a strategy to rid our roadways of toll roads,” he said in a released statement. 

What’s your opinion? Is this a good idea? Let us know in the comments below.

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Amanda Cutshall
Amanda Cutshall is the managing editor of eExtra News. She has been in the news business since graduating university four years ago, originally starting at The Paris News and eventually moving over to eExtra News to reach a larger readership...

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