DALLAS - The North Texas Tollway Authority is all but certain to raise tolls to preserve its debt-service coverage after revenues for 2009 fell by nearly 11%, officials indicated yesterday.

Although the NTTA's finance committee yesterday postponed a decision on whether to raise tolls nearly 32%, the committee is considered likely to approve the hike next week. Final approval of the higher tolls would come in a meeting of the nine-member authority board in July.

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