Well it looks as if a media blitz will be used to pass more toll roads this year. Expect more of these "dire needs" to come up with the threat of a non pay as you go system or a gas tax increase to go with them. At a later point "calmer heads" will offer more toll roads instead.
How bout we pay back the money we took from the gas tax to start with and then look at the issues again. The gas tax was supposed to be a dedicated tax just for road construction. The money for road construction also got a match from the federal government. How bout we also finish the other projects that were promised to be done with the money raised by the tax back when Lamar! was governor first. That is another way the gas tax increase was sold to the people to get it passed in the first place.
Does any one else think there will be a rush of job applications at the toll road companies when this administration leaves office?