Against Toll Roads

RECEIVED Mon., Dec. 20, 2004

Dear Editor,
   It's amazing that anyone in Central Texas would negate the efforts of Sal Costello and the Austin Toll Party ["CAMPO Gets Toll Road Weary," News, Dec. 17]. It's a shame that CAMPO committee members appear bored with those against toll roads; however, the majority of Texans don't want tolls. It's a fact that toll roads are not cost-effective, and there are a myriad of reasons for Central Texans to raise a stink until CAMPO, TxDOT, the governor, and other officials finally hear the clamor and eliminate the plans for toll roads. There has been no study that proves toll roads are the best and only option to raise revenue to build and maintain Texas roads. Instead of negating Sal Costello's efforts against toll roads, the Chronicle should be supporting and praising his efforts. If toll roads do become part of our lives, our children's children will continue to bear the financial brunt of ongoing special-interest politics.
Lance Schroeder
Dripping Springs
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