TXDOT names top toll truancy offenders

Who are the state’s worst offenders when it comes to unpaid tolls?

Thanks to SB 1792, the Texas Department of Transportation has released the names of those individuals as part of an effort to collect more than $27 million in unpaid tolls.

Toll roads are a troubling issue here in Texas as they appear both a source of double taxation for the public and crony capitalism for “connected” legislators, bureaucrats and developers. Texas taxpayers don’t deserve additional insult to injury via toll truancy.

With Williamson County, home to a large part of State Highway 130, is well represented on the list.

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Per the TXDOT website, the agency also has the authority to:

  • Ban vehicles from using TxDOT toll roads with Texas Transportation Commission approval. If stopped by law enforcement, vehicles in violation of the ban can be ticketed and impounded.
  • Report the habitual violators to county tax assessor-collectors to potentially block the renewal of the vehicle’s registration.

Lou Ann Anderson is an information activist and the editor of Watchdog Wire – Texas. As a Policy Analyst with Americans for Prosperity – Texas, she writes and speaks about a variety of public policy topics. Lou Ann is the Creator and Online Producer at Estate of Denial®, a website that addresses the growing issue of probate abuse in which wills, trusts, guardianships and powers of attorney are used to loot assets from intended beneficiaries or heirs.

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