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August 16, 2012

Legion of Valor recipients may now use toll roads for free

LegioncrestLegion of Valor recipients may now use North Texas toll roads for free.

The North Texas Tollway Authority on Thursday announced that Volvo of Dallas had stepped forward to sponsor the tolls for individuals who received either the Medal of Honor or the service cross from each military branch.

They will be issued special TollTags allowing free use of the Dallas North Tollway, President George Bush Turnpike, Sam Rayburn Tollway, Lewisville Lake Toll Bridge, Addison Airport Tunnel, Mountain Creek Lake Bridge and the future Chisholm Trail Parkway - which is scheduled to open in 2014 between downtown Fort Worth and Cleburne.

The tollway authority's trust agreement didn't allow the agency to simply ignore the tolls racked up by the relatively small number of Legion of Valor recipients, spokesman Michael Rey said. So the best way to give these motorists free passage without messing up those legal documents, he said, was to find a TollTag sponsor.

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tolls pay for road improvement and infrastructure. I say as long as they are reasonable i am all for them.

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