A series on the growth of toll roads and lanes around the state.
Nearly 11 years ago, Gov. Rick Perry offered a vision for Texas that was covered in toll roads.
At a news conference in Austin, Perry delivered the first of hundreds of pitches for the Trans-Texas Corridor, a 4,000-mile network of privately operated toll roads, railroad tracks and utility lines that would stretch across the state. The projected timeline for the project: roughly 50 years. The price tag: $175 billion.
With just a year as governor under his belt, Perry proposed the most expensive transportation project in ...