A Road by Any Other Name Is Often Confusing (Redux)

Laredo Morning Times explains how the “middle ring in Houston’s dartboard of highways” has acquired several names — Beltway 8, Sam Houston Parkway, Sam Houston Tollway or simply “the Beltway” — and comments, “If you aren’t sure which you’re on, the Harris County Toll Road Authority will be sure to track you down and let you know.” (TRN asks again, are highway designations supposed to confuse motorists? Maybe they shouldn’t.)