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Texas Veteran Toll Road Discount Program
« on: March 18, 2013, 07:01:26 pm »
This started Dec 2012, Texas Veteran Toll Road Discount Program

The Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) is waiving charges on several Texas toll roads for disabled vets and recipients of the Purple Heart or Medal of Honor who display a specialty license plate.
What is the Texas Department of Transportation's (TxDOT) veteran toll waiver program?
Starting December 24, 2012, disabled veterans and recipients of the Purple Heart or Medal of Honor may drive free of charge on TxDOT toll roads. Veterans must be in a vehicle actively registered with the State of Texas and displaying a disabled veteran, Purple Heart, or Medal of Honor specialty license plate for tolls to be waived.
Am I eligible for the veteran toll waiver program?
For the toll charges to be waived, eligible veterans must be in a vehicle registered with the State of Texas and displaying a disabled veteran, Purple Heart, or Medal of Honor specialty license plate. To find out if you are eligible for one of the specialty plates, visit the Texas Department of Motor Vehicles website at http://www.txdmv.gov/vehicles/license_plates/qualifying/military.htm
Any problems or discrepancies with vehicle registrations, or with disabled veteran, Purple Heart, or Medal of Honor specialty license plates must be resolved between the vehicle owner and the Texas Department of Motor Vehicles.
When does the veteran program go into effect?
Tolls will be waived for eligible veterans starting December 24, 2012.
Which toll roads are included in TxDOT's veteran toll waiver program?
In the Austin area, eligible veterans will be able to drive free of charge on Loop 1, SH 45 North, SH 45 Southeast and SH 130 (Segments 1-4) from I-35, North of Georgetown to US 183 South of Austin. Also, eligible veterans will be able to travel free of charge on the Camino Colombia toll road, which is SH 255 near Laredo, SH 99 (Segment I-2) from I-10 south to Fisher Road, near Baytown and Loop 49 in Tyler.
(Please note: The southern segments of SH 130 - Segments 5 & 6, from US 183 South of Austin to I-10 near Seguin - are not included in the veteran toll waiver program.)
What about other toll roads in Texas?
For information about other toll roads in Texas and if they offer a similar program for disabled veterans and recipients of the Purple Heart or Medal of Honor, please visit the following websites:
Austin: Central Texas Regional Mobility Authority http://www.mobilityauthority.com/
Brownsville: Cameron County Regional Mobility Authority http://www.cameroncountyrma.org/
Dallas Ft Worth: North Texas Tollway Authority https://www.ntta.org/Pages/default.aspx
Houston area: Harris County Toll Road Authority  https://www.hctra.org/
and Fort Bend County Toll Road Authority  http://www.fbctra.com/
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