Harris County Toll Road Authority (HCTRA) came into existence in
September, 1983, following voter approval of a referendum
authorizing the sale of tax backed bonds to construct and
operate a toll road project. The referendum passed by a sizable
Unlike other toll road authorities in Texas the governing board
of HCTRA is comprised of the Commissioners Court, all elected
officials who are directly accountable to the voters and
citizens of Harris County.