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 an ongoing problem. As more and more people move to Texas, it’s imperative we invest in our transportation infrastructure. That’s why I helped increase funding for Texas roads by nearly $4 billion a year without raising taxes and while restricting any of those dollars from going to build toll roads. Additionally, I passed legislation that prohibits placing a toll lane on any existing free highway lane in the state, and I will continue to support pay-as-you-go funding to build and improve our roads to keep up with growth.