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Thursday, February 12th, 2015
6:30pm in the Patrick Heath Library
The future of toll roads in our part of Texas.
Terri Hall, founder of TURF TEXAS, will speak.
Can you afford to pay 95¢ a mile to Use Your Public Highways?
Are toll roads in your future? Did you realize that plans have been approved for tolling not just Highway 281, which we hear about, but also segments of I-10, Loop 1604, SH 151, I-35 and I-37?
Guest speaker and anti-toll activist, Terri Hall says that Texans are stuck in traffic because:
•TxDot is inefficient.
•Large percentages of funds collected for roads (such as gas taxes) are diverted to other purposes.
•Roads are not a priority in budgeting—instead, legislators tend to rely on tolling, even on existing and paid-for roads, to meet expanding needs.
What about the funds that were approved for road projects through Prop 1? Also find out why the ban on Public Private Partnerships (P3s) must be maintained.
Terri Hall started a statewide group called Texans Uniting for Reform and Freedom or Texas TURF, www.texasturf.org. Terri has rallied her fellow Texans to stop unwanted toll projects, as well as the Trans Texas Corridor. She's also galvanizing Texans and fellow Americans to rise up against another new toll road trend — the use of public private partnerships that put taxpayers on the hook for the losses of privatized toll roads.
Terri is a homeschool mother of nine turned citizen activist. Terri has worked in three sessions of the Texas Legislature, changed both the Texas State Democratic and Republican platforms to be anti-toll, spoken at rallies in Washington D.C., organized marches on Austin, spoken at national conferences, and appeared on the Lou Dobbs Show, Fox News and others. She also writes for the Examiner and the San Antonio Express-News. Her columns have appeared nationally.
Visitors are always welcome. Bring friends.