Tolling I-35 and More TxDOT Extortion

This Waco Tribune report says that Gov. Rick Perry's TxDOT wants to build a bridge on I-35 as a toll, and 60% of it would be funded with our tax dollars. No mention of how many tax dollars have already been spent for the right of way. TxDOT is eager to become a taxing authority. More elected officials call TxDOT's mafia like style "Extortion":

Councilman Randy Riggs said it was “almost extortion” to have to choose between adding toll lanes to I-35 and losing funds for other projects in the Waco area. He blamed federal and state lawmakers for not taking action

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