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Texas Drivers Stuck in Traffic as State Rejects Road Tax

Gary Hinze’s truck route delivering car-wash detergent, paint and engine parts in Austin, Texas, often takes two hours a day longer than when he started 13 years ago -- the result of worsening bumper-to-bumper traffic.

Hinze, 57, a driver for Central Freight Lines Inc., tries to avoid Interstate 35, the often congested north-south route through the capital city, though he still winds up stuck as he stops at more than a dozen businesses to drop off products.