Does the Mobility Authority offer discounted toll rates for disabled veterans?
The Board Members and staff of the Central Texas Regional Mobility Authority honor and appreciate the service of the men and woman of our military forces, past and present.
Several years ago the Texas Legislature passed a law allowing toll road agencies to offer free travel to disabled Veterans. The law was passed at the behest of Veterans who said they were having difficulty affording travel to VA medical facilities. As part of the law the legislature reserved the right to fund the program, but never has.
The Mobility Authority relies on toll revenue rather than a taxing authority to fund our operations. Our Board has passed a resolution agreeing to offer the program if taxpayer funding is provided. We have supported efforts to acquire funding, but to date funding has not been allocated.
We have also researched the availability of VA reimbursement to Veterans for travel expenses, including tolls, and determined that Veterans can get their travel expenses covered. We have made that information available on our agency website.