In addition to repaying bonds, tolls pay for ongoing road maintenance and customer service programs. NTTA builds its roads to high standards with your safety and your vehicle’s maintenance in mind. This also helps ensure that today’s roadways will be built and maintained to provide convenient access for generations to come.
It’s much like your car loan. Even when you pay off your car, you still have ongoing maintenance costs, such as oil changes and tire rotation, to keep your car running smoothly. You may occasionally run into unexpected costs for repairs if you have a fender bender or flat tire. And of course, insurance is required as well.
If tolls were eliminated permanently, there would not be other funds available to maintain the roads in their current smooth, safe and high quality manner.
The transportation needs of our region continue to grow as more and more people move to North Texas. As long as drivers need additional mobility choices and the nation, state and region need help funding them, toll roads will remain an option.