TEXAS -- It's being touted as the Toll Payer Protection Act.

Thursday, a group called Texans for Traffic Relief unveiled a proposal that would not allow new toll projects without voter approval.

The idea received roughly 90 percent support in the GOP primary earlier this year.

It comes as officials continue to look at ways to ease congestion -- including the addition of toll lanes.

The plan calls for the following:

  • No government entity should ever construct or fund construction of toll roads without voter approval.
  • Toll billing, regardless of the entity responsible, must be transparent, accurate, and exorbitant administration fees must be capped.
  • To avoid perpetual tolling, tolls should come off the road when the project costs are paid back.
  • No tolling on existing lanes should ever be allowed.
  • Proposition 1 and 7 funds should never be used to subsidize a toll lane.

“People in Amarillo should have no say what people in Central Texas or Montgomery County do with their roads,” David White, a spokesman for Texas for Traffic Relief said.

Click the video link above to watch the full interview with White.