CAMPO board member Jeff Mills (City of Sunset Hills Council member) reveals that the new tolls which will shift our freeways to tollways in Austin, which Sen. Kirk Watson pushed and voted for, do NOT deal with the most congested areas of Central Texas.
Mills explained that 80% of the most congested areas in the region are not addressed with the toll plan in his speech in October, 2007. The toll lobby had been selling the toll plan as a congestion relief solution, when in fact, it's a taxation plan.
"These (toll) projects do nothing for the main points of congestion," Mills said, noting that the Texas Department of Transportation had made it clear that it was only interested in toll roads. "There are sufficient funds for non-tolled roads."