State Rep. Norma Chavez to TTC re: Tolls on Cesar Chavez Border Highway
Click on the link to read her letter, which draws a sharp policy distinction from the prevailing political winds in EP — for the most part. Winds can shift quickly.
Here are the last two paragraphs of the letter, which can be viewed via the link.
The State of Texas should be adding new lanes to and upgrading Loop 375 (César Chávez Border Highway). I recognize the need to compromise, and I fought to ensure that a comprehensive reconstruction of Loop 375 will not only include two additional toll lanes, but will also include upgrading the existing four lanes. This compromise means that no resident of El Paso will be required to pay a toll on César Chávez Border Highway if they do not want to.
I will continue to oppose toll roads as a permanent funding mechanism to finance the construction of highways and roads, and will continue to work with legislators next session to address this issue.