By Curt Olson | Texas Watchdog
AUSTIN — As if the harrowing experience of waiting in line to renew one’s license wasn’t enough, Texas state Rep. Drew Darby has floated a plan for Lone Star state motorists to pay more than double the current rate for a vehicle registration.
The San Angelo Republican recently spoke to residents in Abilene and Big Spring, which is between Abilene and Midland on Interstate 20, to discuss what he describes as a crisis in transportation funding.
At an invitation-only meeting at the Abilene Country Club, Darby recommended the state obtain $1.2 billion a year for roads by increasing vehicle registrations by $60, to more than $110 a year.
In Texas, the annual registration for a typical vehicle costs $52.75, though counties can tack on as much as $11.50 to the bill.