HOUSTON — Houston drivers should prepare to pay more money for tolls on the Grand Parkway starting Jan. 1, 2020.
The Texas Transportation Commission approved a 2 percent increase last week.
For a two-axle vehicle, that’s an extra $0.01 to $0.04 per toll plaza and entrance and exit ramps.
For a driver commuting from Clay Road in Katy to the Woodlands, five days a week, all year, those extra cents add up to more than $90 in additional fees in 2020.
The 2 percent increase in 2020 is nothing new. In 2012, state officials agreed to a 2 percent annual increase, pending approval by the commission.
For perspective, that Katy commuter hiking up to the Woodlands will be paying upwards of $370 in additional tolls compared to what they paid in 2017.
It’s unclear when or if the 2 percent annual increase will stop. KHOU 11 reached out to the Texas Transportation Commission and is still waiting for that information.
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