Who Voted To Toll MoPAC?

Tollers claim the planned managed lanes (tolls) on MoPAC will lessen traffic congestion. How is this done? By charging up to $1.00 a mile, and pricing people out of their cars - like the managed lanes in California (Hwy 91) see the photo above. Note how managed lanes create traffic congestion.

Under the guise of “managed lanes”, the plan to toll Austin's Mopac (Loop 1) Expressway is underway. What makes these tolls unique, as well as most new Texas tollways, is that the toll you pay does not pay for the road you are driving on. The new toll lanes are already paid for.

The construction for new Mopac toll lanes are 100% tax funded and the right of way is 100% tax funded. These new lanes could and should be open as free lanes.

So who voted to toll these MoPAC lanes we’ve already paid for? WHO VOTED FOR THE MOPAC DOUBLE TAX? According to CAMPO, the vote took place in January of 2004:

Brewster "Double Tax" McCracken, Austin Council Member
(ALERT: Brewster will run for Mayor next year!)
Mike Krusee, State Representative
Mark Strama, State Representative
Bob Daigh, TxDOT District Engineer
Dawnna Dukes, State Representative
Dan Gattis, State Representative
Will Wynn, Austin Mayor
Gerald Daugherty, County Commissioner (1 of SLEAZY 6!)
and others.

These double taxers keep voting to toll roads we’ve already paid for and they star in this online movie.

The managed lanes create more gridlock as people try to cross over 3 lanes to enter and cross over 3 lanes to exit the center managed/toll lanes!


Based on the recent Texas Transportation Institute (TTI) report, indexing the gas tax and placing the incremental revenue in the mobility fund to pay off bonds allows us to build the roads we need now, without more toll roads.

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Anonymous said...

Seems like the main reason alot of these clowns vote with their constituents is because if they go against them, it might have ramifications for their political career. I guess their thinking is that it's "safer" to agree with their politico buddies, rather than to go against the grain and comply with what the public majority wants. Since we CAN'T vote on the toll road issue, they just don't care. And most people have short memories and might forget about their egregiously stupid and shortsighted CAMPO vote during election time. I don't know what other kind of logic these idiots use.

Why in the hell would they want to convert Austin into the new 'toll road capital of the world'??? 5 new proposed tollways, with the existing 4 that just opened, in addition to tolling portions of Mopac???? That's like the most insane sh*t I've ever heard of!!! What kind of a town has this many toll roads??? Especially a mid-sized town at that (Austin is NOT a big city). Are we going to be the new model for some kind of sick communist big brother tollway camera tracking society?? Everywhere you turn there will be a freakN toll camera taking your picture!!!

Anonymous said...

Why are Republicans like Rick Perry doing this to Austin more than any other place? It's the bluest city in a red state. Less to lose by doing it here rather than elsewhere. It's all about politics and greed. Certainly NOT about traffic relief.