As TxDOT Turns 100, Tolls Play a Huge Role in Projects

Austin American-Statesman reports, “TxDOT is turning 100 Tuesday [April4], the anniversary of the day Gov. James ‘Pa’ Ferguson signed a bill creating what was then called the Texas Highway Department.” In a lengthy look-back, the newspaper adds, “This century of engineering and construction has included a fair measure of controversy over who got the lucrative road-building contracts and how they were awarded, where highways were built or not built, and, in the past 15 years or so, whether to charge tolls on some of those roads.”