Texas Toll Critics Make Case against P3s

CBS Austin reports, “On Monday [April 17] critics of toll roads came to Austin to try and get rid of the tolls or at least keep toll roads from getting worse. And what do these folks think would make the toll roads worse? A group called Texans for Toll-Free Highways is fighting private-public partnerships.” A group spokesperson likened P3 backers to 19th-century “railroad robber barons,” but, as Mike Heiligenstein, executive director of the Central Texas Regional Mobility Authority, told the newspaper, “It’s really been very difficult for us to find ways to fund these huge roads we’re now building.”

KVUE also reports on the capitol building rally.