TXDot Reduces Toll for Truckers
Anyone that has traveled I-35 in Austin, Texas is aware that traffic can be terrible. It does not seem to matter when you are traveling - day or night, weekday or weekend - traffic is always bad in Austin. For truck drivers, this can be not only time consuming, but very expensive.
Texas Toll Road 130 is an escape from the regular bumper-to-bumper traffic. Toll Road 130 expands from Georgetown to Buda with speeds up to 80 miles per hour. A regular car or truck can travel on this road traffic free for under $11. However, an 18-wheeler has to pay a lot more than that to drive with less traffic in Austin. The most expensive areas of the Texas Toll Road 130 cost 2-axle vehicles $1.69. An 18-wheeler has to pay up to $5.09.
In order to combat the traffic of Austin, TXDot is now offering truck drivers - for a limited time- the same rates as passenger vehicles on 130 and 45. When TXDot did this back in 2011, trucks using the toll road went up 49 percent.
However, this discount will only last until March 3rd. TXDot still owes a set amount of debt on the toll roads and can only afford to offer the discount for set amounts of time.
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