Protesters speak out against new SH 130 toll
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Protestors in San Antonio are asking drivers to boycott a road that brings them right here to Austin.
The new 41-mile stretch of SH 130 has the highest speed limit in the country—85 miles per hour. However, groups like Texans United for Reform and Freedom say they have concerns with Spain-based Cintra, the company that operates the toll.
Protestors say the highway poses a danger to the public with its 85-mph speed limit, and the state has done little to prevent collisions with feral hogs.
The road had its first fatal crash over the weekend.
"I think the whole thing is a boondoggle. It's a big fat failure,” protestor Terri Hall said. “The only language that our politicians and Cintra understand is money. So we need to vote with our wallets and our cars and say no to foreign-owned toll roads in Texas. So we're asking Texans to boycott this road."
This past weekend marked the first time drivers had to pay to use the road, which has only been open for about two weeks.
The group says they plan on making their presence known here in Austin at the start of the next legislative session in January.