Council of Governments Asks the Internet to Name LBJ Toll Lanes. Because That Always Works

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If you've been up that ways in the past year, you might have noticed that they're doing some work on LBJ. But, as the video above tells you, it's not just any old work. They're transforming the tired old freeway into the LBJ Express, by which they mean they're adding a handful of managed lanes.

The problem is that non-transportation engineers don't really know what a managed lane is. So, the North Central Texas Council of Governments is looking for a title that better encompasses what they are but is snazzier and preferably shorter than three-or-more-people-can-ride-free-but-if-your-car-has-two-or-fewer-occupants-you-have-to-pay-a-toll-that-varies-based-on-time-of-day-and-congestion lanes, and they're asking the Internet to come up with one. That's right. That Internet.

The regional planning agency announced yesterday its Name the Lanes contest in which one randomly selected individual will win a $2,500 gas card for sending in a suggestion. There are rules, of course. The suggestions can't use obscene or vulgar language or defame a third party, not that the Internet would ever do such a thing.

The question remains: will the submissions be purely descriptive (The Clusterfucks); cheeky (The El BJs), or simply hyperbolic (The Ninth Circle)? Only time will tell what gems will emerge.


The contest goes to Nov. 4, which is like a few millenia in Internet years, plenty of time for folks to come up with all sorts of suggestions



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TurdFerguson
TurdFerguson

Upgrayedd Tollway, with two d's for double the pimpin'

Tbobo
Tbobo

The Martin Luther King Jr. Malcolm X Cesar Chavez Ted Cruz Tollway

Just to make everyone happy

NTTAFU
NTTAFU

Lady Bird Tollway. Right at home pinned underneath LBJ.

MikeR
MikeR

"The Spanish Imposition"?

ThePosterFormerlyKnownasPaul
ThePosterFormerlyKnownasPaul topcommenter

How about the:

 

"Thank you Rick Perry for spending our gas tax dollars somewhere else Tollroad"

 

Or:

 

Li'l Ricky's Payoff to his Cronies

 

Or:

 

Muchas Gracias por El Dinero -- Cintra

 

And please, do not let Dingo Garcia stuff the ballot box --- we already have the Cesar Chavez Boulevard.

Montemalone
Montemalone topcommenter

Keep it simple

 

Toll :Lanes

and

Prole Lanes

J_A_
J_A_

Obama Freeway

JimSX
JimSX topcommenter

The Ayn Rand Roadway

ChrisYu
ChrisYu

the Clayton Williams Memorial Freeway, it's inevitable you might as well relax and enjoy it.

TheCredibleHulk
TheCredibleHulk topcommenter

 @ChrisYu POW!

 

You've been waiting quite awhile for the perfect opening for that, haven't you?

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