MoPac tolls

Austin American-Statesman - - OPINION -

Re: July 8 ar­ti­cle “MoPac changes on the way.”

How can MoPac Boule­vard (Loop 1) be tolled? It was paid for by our tax dol­lars.

A bet­ter choice would be to have a mul­ti­ple oc­cu­pancy ve­hi­cle lane each di­rec­tion dur­ing peak traf­fic times. That would in­deed change be­hav­ior, as it would en­cour­age folks to car­pool.

Charg­ing for roads for which we’ve al­ready paid will just make peo­ple an­gry and give those who can af­ford it a faster way to work while mak­ing the other lanes even more crowded and slow. That is no way to run Texas’ most lib­eral city.

KAtHi tHoMAs

austin kathithomas@austin.rr.com

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