The NTTA finance committee will wait to vote on whether to increase toll rates.
Wired PR News – The North Texas Tollway Authority (NTTA) postponed a vote on increasing toll fees until July. As reported by the Dallas Morning News, despite the delay, many expect that an increase will occur due to a need to raise funds for the completion of promised toll road projects.
One board member Bob Day, who was formerly a Mayor of Garland, is stated to have proposed to the committee a measure to double toll rates for individuals who do not purchase toll tags as well as wait until 2010 to implement the total increase. Day is quoted as stating in the report, “Let’s face it, this is kind of a tax on transportation.”
As noted by the Dallas Morning News report, the proposal before the committee to raise rates from 11 cents to 14.5 cents per mile if passed will be effective September 1.