Announcement by North East Tarrant Tea Party
Column by Natalie Genco
Terri Hall is fantastic at keeping conservatives statewide aware of what’s going with toll roads and how we can stay engaged in the fight to decrease and prevent this taxation.
Right now she is rallying the troops to contact the Regional Transportation Council regarding extra funds they have. Prop 1 and Prop 7 have provided them with more money to spend on roads. Even so, 61% of the board has decided they hope to:
keep all existing toll roads continue with any existing future plans for new toll roads consider not putting tolls on future plans that may arise.
The RTC also voted to “pursue a more comprehensive rail system”. Say what??
Public meetings will be held September 8,9 and 14. They need to hear from us! Here is our message:
Use our gas taxes and new funds from Props 1 & 7 to take toll lanes OUT of their plan.
Make as many projects as possible non-toll now and into the future.
Do not waste another dime on expanding any rail or create new rail lines.
Use funds to expand roads without tolls. Tolls increase the tax burden without voter consent, increase the cost of everything we buy, suck millions out of the local economy, and kill jobs and mobility for the vast majority of residents.
We are calling on the RTC to end the toll regime of Perry. Governor Abbott was elected overwhelmingly on the promise to fix our roads without raising taxes, fees or tolls! Do what the voters want: remove tolls from the plan.
Tuesday, Sept. 8, 2015
DCTA Downtown Denton Transit Center
604 E. Hickory St.
Denton, TX 76205
Wednesday, Sept. 9, 2015
North Central Texas Council of Governments
616 Six Flags Drive
Arlington, TX 76011
Monday, Sept. 14, 2015
Irving City Hall
825 W. Irving Blvd.
Irving, TX 75060
Comments due by 11:59 pm Oct. 7, 2015.
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Fax: (817) 640-3028
Phone: (817) 695-9240
Mail: P.O. Box 5888
Arlington, Texas 76005