"He who is greedy for gain troubles his own house,
But he who hates bribes will live."
[Author's Note: There's nothing wrong with toll roads in the abstract, but the way they're practiced in Texas is double taxation.]
Interesting; Team Straus doesn't have any actual interest in ending toll roads, but that they felt compelled to hold this hearing in the first place reveals A LOT about public opinion:
- Are we building toll roads to reduce congestion or give sweetheart deals?!?
- It would cost the state $30bn to pay off toll roads outstanding.
- "I don't think it benefits the toll road authorities to decrease congestion."