Reduced Rates for Two Wheeled Vehicles-Motorcycles
Drive in any major Texas city during morning or afternoon rush hour and you know the situation. Our highways are like parking lots. When it comes to roads, drivers need a choice to get them out of congestion and gridlock. The Texas Department of Transportation and local officials have a solution to get roads built quicker: Texas Tollways, a modern network of toll roads and express toll lanes that can reduce traffic jams and get Texans moving.
On it's face this is an excellent goal, the issue here is not about the toll itself, it is about the fair and equitable contribution made by drivers of vehicles. Currently in Houston a driver in a four wheel vehicle pays $1.75 per toll, while a charge for each additional axle pays $1.75 more per axle. Since the larger the vehicle the higher the cost, the reverse should also take effect. A two wheeled vehicle like a motorcycle should pay half of what a car pays.
There are a multitude of reasons for this, with the three following at the top of the list: 1-Motorcycles use less gas and reduces dependence on foreign oil 2-Motorcycles take up less space 3-Motorcycles do less damage to roadways By signing this petition you are agreeing that the cost of tolls for motorcycles should be reduced. Thank you for your support. Copy and Paste this link to view the video meeting.