Tuesday, October 15 2013 2:33 PM EDT2013-10-15 18:33:34 GMT
An East Texas state senator is 'shocked' by the data shown in a KLTV 7 investigation revealing the unpaid tolls on Loop 49. Since the toll road started collecting from motorists in 2007, unpaid tollsMore >>
An East Texas state senator is 'shocked' by the data shown in a KLTV 7 investigation revealing the unpaid tolls on Loop 49.More >>
Tuesday, October 15 2013 2:32 PM EDT2013-10-15 18:32:52 GMT
The last segment of Toll 49 is scheduled to open in late March. Segments of the road have been opening up periodically for the last six years, but the Texas Department of Transportation hasn't been collectingMore >>
Toll 49 isn't even finished, but drivers have already racked up hundreds of thousands of dollars in violations. More >>
From the Texas Department of Transportation:
AUSTIN, TX - Moving forward with its initiative to collect millions of dollars in unpaid tolls, the Texas Department of Transportation today reminds habitual toll violators that they have until noon on Wednesday to avoid having their names shared with the news media and published on TxDOT and TxTag websites beginning on Thursday. Authority to publicly report the names of violators was provided by Senate Bill 1792 in an effort to collect more than $27 million in unpaid tolls.
The primary targets for collection are the 28,000 vehicle owners who each have at least 100 unpaid tolls. Some of these offenders have vehicles with thousands of toll violations, which add up to money intended to be used to pay debt and fund operations on these roads. Published listings of toll violators will include the violator’s name, city and state of residence, number of unpaid tolls and total amount owed in tolls and fees.
In addition to publishing the list of top violators, TxDOT also has the authority to:
· Ban vehicles from using TxDOT toll roads with Texas Transportation Commission approval. If stopped by law enforcement, vehicles in violation of the ban can be ticketed and impounded.
· Report the habitual violators to county tax assessor-collectors to potentially block the renewal of the vehicle’s registration.
Motorists with unpaid toll violations should immediately contact the TxTag Customer Service Center at (888) 468-9824 between 8 a.m. and 7 p.m. weekdays. A negotiated settlement amount may be offered as well as a payment plan, if needed.
Sunday, August 31 2014 3:28 PM EDT2014-08-31 19:28:29 GMT
Disturbing pictures of an injured kindergartner from Pascagoula have made a mother's call for action go viral online.More >>
Disturbing pictures of an injured kindergartner from Pascagoula have made a mother's call for action go viral online. Friends and family of a Pascagoula kindergarten student have created a Facebook page and GoFundMe.com account claiming the girl was attacked on the playground this week by another student.More >>