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April 11, 2018      6:12 PM

GOP Rep. Sessions pleads with Abbott to reverse course on managed toll lanes in Dallas County

Sessions puts pressure on Abbott after grassroots Republicans in Senate District 16, represented by Sen. Huffines, took the position that managed lanes should be an option for the area

DALLAS – In a rare plea to state Republican leadership to rethink a position, Rep. Pete Sessions, R-Dallas, is asking Gov. Greg Abbott to reverse course on his opposition to managed toll lanes in North Texas.

Abbott, following the lead of Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick, has taken a hard stance against new tolled lanes, even in the case of Interstate 635 East where local support for the lanes is robust.

It’s an area of the state where local leaders and grassroots activists from both political parties have said drivers should have a choice on whether to pay tolls to speed up their commutes.

By Scott Braddock

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