I proudly supported and voted for SB1340, a bill introduced by Democratic Senator Juan Mendez that prevents the conversion of our existing freeways to toll roads. This bill passed with nearly unanimous bipartisan support and was signed into law by Katie Hobbs.
People in our district understand how devastating tolled freeways would be to our communities. Traffic along Interstate 8, State Route 85, and State Route 86 is integral to our economy. SB1340 prevents any of these or other existing streets and highways from being converted to toll roads.
The government should not place artificial price controls on where you can and cannot go. I am proud of this legislation and hope that we can achieve more bipartisan accomplishments concerning our infrastructure in the future.