June 11, 2009

Stimulus money being used for toll roads

The biggest surprise of the week is that federal stimulus dollars are being spent on a tollway, specifically the unfinanceable 290E tollway.

The Capital Area Metropolitan Planning Organization board's approval will add the projects to $107 million in stimulus money for the area that the Texas Transportation Commission awarded three months ago, the bulk of it for the planned U.S. 290 tollway in Northeast Austin.

So, your income taxes, gas taxes AND toll taxes will be paying for this tollway. Nice, huh?

Posted by mcblogger at June 11, 2009 11:21 AM

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