TXDOT has been underfunded over the past two decades and as a result, our roads are overcrowded while the state has placed too much emphasis on toll roads. Tolling our highways one lane at a time is not a viable, long-term solution to improve congestion. It is merely coping with the problem. That’s why I helped increase funding for Texas roads by nearly $4 billion a year without raising taxes and without any of those dollars going to build toll roads. Additionally, I passed key legislation that prevents the tolling of any existing ┬ánon-toll highway lane in the state, and I will continue to support pay-as-you-go funding to fix our roads.