MPO Approves Funding for New Toll Lanes on Texas Loop 1604

San Antonio Express-News (subscription required) reports, “Not a spade of dirt would be turned until 2020, but a regional planning authority took a significant step Monday [January 23] toward the construction of toll lanes on a 23-mile stretch of Loop 1604, voting to prioritize its funding with 11 other projects. The [Alamo Area] Metropolitan Planning Organization also released an estimate that drivers would pay about $4.10 for each one-way trip over the entire proposed stretch between Bandera Road and Interstate 35.” [Link added.]