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Members of The Dallas 40 believe it is imperative to learn more about important community issues by “drilling down” into a subject … listening to, learning from and interacting with those who are leading the way. Our speakers, all prominent in their own spheres of influence, address our meetings to educate our members on these issues and to enable them to influence the direction of our community based upon informed choice. By providing entree to circles of business, professional and community leaders, The Dallas 40 affords its members and invited guests the opportunity to engage the community’s best and brightest in a dialogue that makes a difference. The Dallas 40 is a nonpartisan organization, with membership open to men and women of all ages.

Next Meeting:

Monday, July 10th | RSVP

5:30 – 7:00 p.m. | Embassy Suites
The Garden Room
3880 W. Northwest Highway, Dallas 75220
5:30 p.m. Appetizers and Cash Bar
6:00 p.m. Program

What you don’t know about the North Texas Tollway Authority (NTTA)

Due to the scarcity of funding available for transportation in the state, it is virtually impossible to live and work in North Texas without driving on toll roads at some point.

You likely have a TollTag – but what do you really know about our regional toll provider? Can you answer some, or all of the following questions?

  • What is happening at night on the Dallas North Tollway, and why now?
  • Why was NTTA created?
  • What happens to the revenues collected by NTTA?
  • Do TollTags work anywhere in Texas and beyond? Are there reciprocity agreements with other tolling entities in Texas?
  • How does NTTA coordinate with regional counties and cities when the region asks NTTA to build a project?
  • How does NTTA manage unpaid tolls? What’s the process for getting these accounts into good standing?
  • What is NTTA’s governance structure?
  • What type of technology does NTTA use to help keep drivers safe?
  • What future projects for the NTTA are on the horizon?
  • Why is there controversy over implementation of toll roads?

NTTA is our North Texas regional toll road provider and we have both an obligation and self-interest in understanding how it is working for us in helping to alleviate congestion. Please join us on July 10 for a discussion with the North Texas Tollway Authority.

Our Speaker

Arturo Ballesteros joined NTTA in 2015 as the director of legislative affairs, where he serves as the first contact for NTTA with state and legislative officials. As part of this role, Ballesteros analyzes and tracks legislation affecting NTTA’s ability to function as a valuable partner in transportation and mobility projects; communicates NTTA’s commitment to serving its customers and stakeholders through public policy channels; and establishes and maintains legislative networks to secure NTTA’s ability to meet its obligations to the region.

In his lengthy career in policy and public affairs and asset management, he has worked for two Texas Comptrollers of Public Accounts, Senator Juan Hinojosa, LMG, a D.C.-based Public Affairs firm and State Representative Yvonne Davis.

Ballesteros holds a Bachelor of Arts in political science from Austin College and is fluent in Spanish.


Guests are always welcome. We request a per-guest fee of $15. If a guest joins as a member on the day he/she attends a meeting, the $15 fee is credited against the dues fee. For 2017, membership is $100 per person. Please RSVP Here

Embassy SuitesNEW LOCATION:

Embassy Suites
The Garden Room
3880 W. Northwest Hwy
Dallas, TX 75220

Appetizers and Cash Bar