At Thursday's TribLive conversation, state Sen. Robert Nichols, R-Jacksonville, and state Rep. Larry Phillips, R-Sherman, talked about whether Texans are having “toll road fatigue” and the impact that toll roads are having on traffic congestion.Full Story
The North Texas Tollway Authority (NTTA) builds, maintains and operates toll road projects in North Texas.
It also raises money for road construction projects by issuing Turnpike Revenue Bonds. And it collects tolls to operate and pay debt service on highway projects that are designed to meet growing demand for transportation in the region.
The NTTA, which represents Collin, Dallas ...
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The North Texas Tollway Authority board just accepted the Transportation Commission's deal for building State Highway 161 by a vote of eight to one. The state commissioners offered the deal on Wednesday that allows NTTA to effectively borrow TXDOT's credit rating in making deals.Full Story
Sensible people in the Metroplex may have given up long ago on Southwest Parkway and State Highway 161, two huge projects first proposed back in the 1960s. Now they're toll roads — one incomplete, one not yet started — and the money to build them may finally be available. There is, of course, a catch.Full Story