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SPEAKING OF TOLLS

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The North Texas Tollway Authority has finally responded to the [digestive tract metaphor] at the Wycliff Toll Plaza. They’re contemplating, if I’ve got this right, just letting people through without paying, which sounds like a great idea, given the aggravation of using the Tollway. They’re calling it, a little ambiguously to my ear, ZipCash. Tolltag owners “aren’t affected.”

It sounds like a logistical nightmare: their system has to look up every photographed license plate, track down the driver’s address, and send a bill, which it would make sense to delay until the end of the construction project – except that, in that case, there would be no enforcement until it was all over. What a mess. I still like my original proposal.

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