"Amendment would not prevent the construction of new toll roads or newly constructed highways, and does not affect state highways."
July 11, 2008
Dallas Business Journal
The ban on federal toll roads in Texas will continue under an amendment added to a transportation spending bill under consideration by the U.S. Senate.
U.S. Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchinson, R- Texas, added the amendment, which was originally passed in 2007 to prohibit tolling on existing federal highways in Texas. That amendment became part of the 2008 fiscal transportation bill.
Hutchinson said in a press statement that the new amendment will expand the Texas toll road moratorium on existing federal highways through September 2009.
The amendment still must go before the full Senate. It would not prevent the construction of new toll roads or newly constructed highways, and does not affect state highways.
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