DALLAS — The Texas Transportation Commission is again considering a controversial solution to congestion on Interstate 35 in Austin: Tolling the interstate and removing tolls on a financially struggling private tollway on the fringe of town.

The idea of "flipping" the status of the I-35 freeway and State Highway 130 tollway resurfaced in an Oct. 31 meeting of the Texas Transportation Commission chaired by Ted Houghton, an appointee of Gov. Rick Perry.

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