"The way toll roads were forced on the public in parts of Texas without a real vote..." Not sure what you are talking about. Here in Houston, we have toll roads that we voted to put in place.
"There is a deafening silence from the left about the disparate impact toll roads have on the poor." Perhaps it's different elsewhere, but here in Houston, the toll roads run parallel to existing non-toll roads. If you don't want to pay a toll to get from Channel View to Deer Park, take the 610 Loop. If you want faster and less traffic, pay a toll and take Beltway 8. So, actually, the toll-ways HELP the poor because there is no tax hike on their gas to pay for the roads. Only the people who use the roads pay for it.