TX Lawmakers Advance Bill to Permit New Tolling Projects

Houston Chronicle reports, “Texas is spending record amounts on transportation, but lawmakers worried it is not enough are considering extending a controversial program that’s helped spread tollways through some of the state’s largest areas. A bill [HB 2861] approved this week by a House committee would give the Texas Department of Transportation a chance to add six additional projects” that would take the form of comprehensive development agreements with the potential for tolling.