Longtime North Texas Tollway Authority board member Victor Vandergriff announced Wednesday he is stepping down from the NTTA Board of Directors at the end of the month. Vandergriff has served as a Tarrant County appointee to the board since September 2007. He served as chairman of the board from 2010 to 2011.

Vandergriff received a standing ovation from fellow NTTA board members, staff and visitors attending the board meeting, following his announcement. NTTA Chairman Kenneth Barr said, “We cannot thank Victor enough for the countless hours he has dedicated to working on NTTA projects that increase mobility for North Texas drivers.”

Vandergriff participated in a very active period for the NTTA, including the acquisition and completion of the 121 Tollway (now Sam Rayburn Tollway), the construction of the President George Bush Turnpike Western Extension, funding and beginning construction of the Chisholm Trail Parkway and conversion to an all-electronic system of toll collection.

Vandergriff is an attorney and private businessman specializing in business development and legislative issues. He will continue to serve as chair of the Texas Department of Motor Vehicles.

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About the NTTA

The North Texas Tollway Authority, a political subdivision of the state of Texas, is authorized to acquire, construct, maintain, repair and operate turnpike projects in the north Texas region. The nine member board is comprised of Chairman Kenneth Barr; Vice Chairman Bill Moore; and Directors David Denison, William D. Elliott, Matrice Ellis-Kirk, Michael Nowels, George "Tex" Quesada, Victor Vandergriff and Jane Willard.

The NTTA serves Collin, Dallas, Denton and Tarrant counties and is responsible for the NTTA System, consisting of the Dallas North Tollway, President George Bush Turnpike, Sam Rayburn Tollway, Addison Airport Toll Tunnel, Lewisville Lake Toll Bridge and the Mountain Creek Lake Bridge. The NTTA is also responsible for the NTTA's Special Projects System, which consists of the President George Bush Turnpike Western Extension and the Chisholm Trail Parkway. The NTTA is able to raise capital for construction projects through the issuance of turnpike revenue bonds. NTTA toll projects are not a part of the state highway system and receive no direct tax funding. Tolls are collected to repay debt and to operate and maintain the roadways.