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Texas to waive toll fees for disabled veterans on state toll roads

GasBuddy Blog -- In a gesture to honor the men and women of the U.S. Armed Forces who have made great personal sacrifices to ensure our freedom and protection, the Texas Transportation Commission has approved granting free passage for select veterans on state operated toll roads.

The decision will benefit Texas resident veterans who are either disabled or recipients of the Purple Heart and/or Congressional Medal of Honor. Statewide the number of veterans who qualify to drive free of charge on these roads is estimated at 160,666.

TxDOT says most toll roads are run by regional toll authorities or county and municipal authorities and for privileges to be extended there would require actions enacted by those regional branches of government...


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jrolli1509
Rookie Author Austin

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Message Posted: Jan 31, 2015 4:43:54 PM

Don't be impressed at all. The toll road allowed number five (5), maybe 50 miles in total. New toll roads are added yearly and they are not covered. And as a 90% disabled vet with appropriately identifying license plate, I continue to challenge TXDOT why I am charged for Toll 130 which was originally identified as free to us. Go figure.
flagtown25
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Message Posted: Sep 26, 2012 8:24:34 AM

Good
honeyb817
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Message Posted: Sep 19, 2012 2:56:10 AM

I agree.
garywa01
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Message Posted: Sep 18, 2012 1:31:11 PM

good move
honda0105
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Message Posted: Sep 16, 2012 8:06:05 AM

Joliet: still unfair to those who didn't get any service recognition (i.e. Purple Heart or Congressional Medal of Honor). There are lots of servicemen and women out there who got injured who didn't get a Purple Heart.
Joliet_Johnny
Sophomore Author Illinois

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Message Posted: Sep 15, 2012 12:29:56 PM

Just as a broken clock is right twice a day, the government does do something right occasionally.
honda0105
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Message Posted: Sep 14, 2012 11:12:45 PM

timmers: only if you're one of the "select veterans."
timmers3
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Message Posted: Sep 14, 2012 3:22:04 PM

what a great program for those who serve us
lile07
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Message Posted: Sep 14, 2012 5:06:53 AM

Good idea
me2too4c
Veteran Author New York

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Message Posted: Sep 14, 2012 4:00:59 AM

i think it should be all veterans !!
honda0105
Champion Author Tallahassee

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Message Posted: Sep 13, 2012 11:23:05 PM

select veterans? the rest who gave some of their bodies (and minds) don't count, I s'pose?
southrob
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Message Posted: Sep 13, 2012 11:11:32 PM

great
NaviBoo
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Message Posted: Sep 13, 2012 11:23:27 AM

Exactly
mrjames1818
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Message Posted: Sep 13, 2012 5:03:51 AM

Nice idea
goldrose1
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Message Posted: Sep 12, 2012 10:55:36 PM

k
jjjleblanc
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Message Posted: Sep 12, 2012 7:11:43 PM

Every little bit helps.
Cheepo
Champion Author Tampa

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Message Posted: Sep 12, 2012 6:22:01 PM

All tolls should be removed!!!!!!!!!!
Amtrgas
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Message Posted: Sep 12, 2012 2:23:50 PM

That is one way of giving back to the fallen heroes, and a good one at that.
boldrph
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Message Posted: Sep 12, 2012 12:03:12 PM

again?
velomac
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Message Posted: Sep 12, 2012 11:45:13 AM

What about waiving tool fees for ALL disabled people, regardless of whether they have been in the military or not?
tomok
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Message Posted: Sep 12, 2012 10:15:00 AM

Texas to waive toll fees for disabled veterans on State toll roads? - Texas can afford it (i.e. Crude Oil production income - along with many other states that produces and refines oil too.)! Other states have a hard time maintaining their roads and bridges to let a little tax money slip by and will charge their veterans, disabled veterans and all other travelers the full charge due. That’s Not right for all veterans and it should Not be tolerated. The veteran should have a pass/card assigned to him so no matter what vehicle he is in - that vehicle goes for free!
Sometimes 'It's A Good Thing' to live in a certain place or state, you'll never know what will happen next! Replace that star with a heart....
Whatever the size or shape of the vehicle, Produce and ‘Drive’ vehicles with high MPG, are very reliable, have a ‘reasonable’ cost and a good ‘value’ for the money.
The price of fuel at the pump is too high!
12/22/2012!
orcar
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Message Posted: Sep 12, 2012 10:10:15 AM

How about for all veterans?
stopforgas
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Message Posted: Sep 12, 2012 10:06:13 AM

just drop the tolls altogether. what the heck are they doing with our tax dollars?
96sc1
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Message Posted: Sep 12, 2012 9:52:21 AM

slgas asked "But if you're a veteran living in another Texas city, such as El Paso.... why not them, too?"

There are no toll roads in El Paso (yet)

BigOyl
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Message Posted: Sep 12, 2012 9:51:38 AM

Good move!
BudsterMO
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Message Posted: Sep 12, 2012 9:46:32 AM

Lets hope that the other necessary approvals are done quickly and this is not just another Public Relations trick to make you think the Texas DOT is doing good things.
ZEROMETER
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Message Posted: Sep 12, 2012 9:44:35 AM

good
MightyDude
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Message Posted: Sep 12, 2012 9:44:34 AM

keep in mind 'SELECT VETERANS' not all.
slgas
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Message Posted: Sep 12, 2012 9:44:04 AM

But if you're a veteran living in another Texas city, such as El Paso, Fort Worth, Dallas, Houston, San Antonio, Corpus Christi, Beaumont, Amarillo, Waco, Galveston, etc.... why not them, too?
paulp24
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Message Posted: Sep 12, 2012 9:42:24 AM

ok again
Alfied
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Message Posted: Sep 12, 2012 9:42:00 AM

Good deal.
TRAIN RIDER
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Message Posted: Sep 12, 2012 9:41:11 AM

Seems I read this yesterday.
TBecker1415
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Message Posted: Sep 12, 2012 9:40:43 AM

nice
Diesel_Ram
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Message Posted: Sep 12, 2012 9:40:39 AM

Old story
msgt_usa
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Message Posted: Sep 12, 2012 9:40:12 AM

Good idea but old news again.
BeaconLite
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Message Posted: Sep 12, 2012 9:39:24 AM

Same news old news
Costello
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Message Posted: Sep 12, 2012 9:38:29 AM

Good...
hwmillerster
Champion Author Missouri

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Message Posted: Sep 12, 2012 9:38:19 AM

Not having a toll road would help everyone.
96sc1
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Message Posted: Sep 12, 2012 9:36:51 AM

I'm in favor of it, but I don't think it qualifies as "equal protection under the law"
bigsranch
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Message Posted: Sep 12, 2012 9:36:42 AM

Old, but should apply to all vets.
oldforger
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Message Posted: Sep 12, 2012 9:35:27 AM

It's good
Don20
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Message Posted: Sep 12, 2012 9:34:26 AM

Good show f or Texas, they need all the help they can get....
bbreff
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Message Posted: Sep 12, 2012 9:33:45 AM



OLD NEWS

BlueVanGroup
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Message Posted: Sep 12, 2012 9:32:53 AM


Because Texas' economy is strong they can afford programs like this.
memo81
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Message Posted: Sep 12, 2012 9:32:51 AM

Good for them
arnerator
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Message Posted: Sep 12, 2012 9:32:45 AM

This was posted yesterday. It' was a good plan then and is today, as well.
gilfarm
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Message Posted: Sep 12, 2012 9:32:09 AM

Old News!
syreda
Sophomore Author Phoenix

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Message Posted: Sep 12, 2012 9:32:08 AM

wtg texas
hauler43
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Message Posted: Sep 12, 2012 9:31:12 AM

Nice
truckpdlr
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Message Posted: Sep 12, 2012 9:29:28 AM

Good deal
mossimo36
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Message Posted: Sep 12, 2012 9:29:14 AM

Good thinking Texas
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