In this article, Texans are upset at the possibility of many of the highways in the state being tolled. Experts believe that by 2030, Texas' population will increase 40%. Since the demand to live there will grow, Texas needs to tax more to allow the state to stay at an equilibrium financially. The best way to tax for them is by taxing roads. They will bring in money for every person that drives on the road and will therefor make money that will eventually be redistributed into the economy. While citizens might not be happy with it, it's probably a good long term idea.