TX Toll Roads May Be on the Comeback Trail (I-35 Toll Lanes Cited)

Austin American-Statesman reports, “Toll roads, after several years of reversals in the Texas Legislature, could be making something of a comeback. A House committee on Wednesday [April 12] spent a couple of hours hearing from supporters and opponents of legislation,” HB 2861, that would authorize TxDOT or regional toll agencies to enter into “comprehensive development agreements” with private partners in regard to 18 specified highway projects. The bill remains in committee and needs senate sponsorship, according to the newspaper.