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Thursday, August 30, 2007

Press Conference to challenge TxDot on tolls

Terri Hall, Founder/Director, Texans Uniting for Reform and Freedom (TURF)
Phone: (210) 275-0640

Press Conference
TxDOT’s pursuit of tolling existing interstates and toll advertising campaign ignites lawmakers, misinformation, exaggeration, and lies bring out the Truth Squad

It’s not just citizens who are fed-up with the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT), so are lawmakers. TxDOT has crossed the line on a number of fronts in recent weeks, and elected representatives are prepared to fight. TxDOT repeatedly claimed it wouldn’t toll existing roads then lobbies Congress to do just that. (

It also opines it’s perpetually under-funded yet spends $9 million in taxpayer money to “sell” the public tolls and the Trans Texas Corridor. It’s past time to set the record the straight and seek justice for the taxpayers. Just days ago, Bexar County Commissioner Lyle Larson said dealing with TxDOT is “like dealing with a snake oil salesman.”

Read TURF’s formal complaint against TxDOT’s illegal use of taxpayer money filed with Travis County District Attorney Ronnie Earle here:

Who: State Representatives Joe Farias, David Leibowitz, Nathan Macias, County Commissioner Tommy Adkisson, County Commissioner Lyle Larson (not confirmed), and concerned citizens

What: Press Conference to challenge TxDOT’s pursuit of tolling existing interstates, its toll ad campaign, and misleading statements about tolling 281/1604

When: Tuesday, September 4th, at 2 p.m.

Where: Condemned gas station/Tetco store at southwest corner of US 281 & Stone Oak Pkwy.

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