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  • Schertz fights back against Cibolo's private toll road scheme

    Link to article here.(Note: The article at this link is modified from the one below. It addresses the connection to the NAFTA superhighway network in North America)

    Revolt: Sister city fights back against Cibolo private toll road

    By Terri Hall
    April 6, 2017

    A funny thing happened on the way to handing over a public highway to a private toll operator —a sister city said an unequivocal, ‘No!’ A small suburb of San Antonio, the city of Cibolo, inked an irrevocable deal to hand an existing public highway, FM 1103, over to a private toll company so it could place express toll lanes down the middle, granting it the exclusive right to operate both the toll lanes and the existing free lanes for the next 50 years. FM 1103 runs through the city limits of Schertz before it connects to Interstate 35. But what Cibolo didn’t count on was its neighboring city not cooperating with the scheme.

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