Monday, October 29, 2012


I thought I liked driving fast but a speed limit set at 85mph? What are you crazy? This new toll road in Texas links Austin to San Antonio. A private company has shelled out the cash personally for the road, they get to maintain and operate the road for the next 50 years and in return they keep most of the money from the toll. 

Here is the catch, they are charging $6.17 to use the road.

The video does some interesting number crunching and it turns out, at 41 miles, that $6.17 compares pretty favorably to other toll roads across the country if you go by the dollar per mile. Sounds great but I think you have to remember that the rate only holds its value if you are using the whole 41 miles.

Either way wherever you are going on the toll, you will be going their fast.

(copied from Neatorama)

1 comment:

  1. I wonder how many people who drive this road, for any part of it, actually go the 85 MPH? I guess this is not on par with the "Reaonable and Prudent" speed limits that used to be in Montana. :)