14-15.0081: Toll Facilities Description and Toll Rate Schedule
PURPOSE AND EFFECT: The Florida Department of Transportation is proposing changes in the Toll Facilities Description and Toll Rate Schedule. Video toll rates on the Florida Turnpike System will be established and cash toll will be discontinued. Cash payments will no longer be accepted at the tolling facilities on the Homestead Extension of Florida’s Turnpike (H.E.F.T.), including Miramar Toll Plaza, N.W. 27th Avenue, and County Line Road.
SUMMARY: Pursuant to Section 338.2216, F.S., Florida’s Turnpike Enterprise is implementing video tolling as an additional payment method in its toll collection operations. Video tolling customers, as defined in Rule 14-100.005, F.A.C., will be subject to the video toll rate. Video tolling will be known as “Toll-by-Plate” on the Turnpike System and the video toll rate will be known as the “Toll-by-Plate” toll rate. The Toll-by-Plate program will allow infrequent users of the Turnpike to benefit from uninterrupted travel however, SunPass toll rates will remain the lowest toll rate option for Turnpike customers because of the lower cost of collection. The facilities affected by the Toll-by-Plate toll rate will be Florida’s Turnpike Mainline (Southern Coin, Ticket, and Northern Coin Systems, the Homestead Extension of Florida’s Turnpike (H.E.F.T.), Beachline West Expressway), Polk Parkway, Sawgrass Expressway, Southern Connector Extension, Seminole Expressway, Suncoast Parkway, Veterans Expressway, and the Florida’s Turnpike Enterprise segment of the Western Beltway, Part C. The effective date of the Toll-by-Plate toll rate will be the first day the facility is open to video toll traffic.
Approximately six months after the implementation of video tolling on the H.E.F.T., cash toll collection on the roadway will be discontinued. As a result, the cash toll rates on the H.E.F.T. including Miramar Toll Plaza, N.W. 27th Avenue, and County Line Road will no longer be effective as of the date the cash collection toll booths are closed for removal, currently scheduled to be in February of 2011. Cash payment for tolls will still be accepted off the roadway through various payment methods, including a new cash payment option available at participating retail stores across the State of Florida.
SUMMARY OF STATEMENT OF ESTIMATED REGULATORY COSTS: No Statement of Estimated Regulatory Cost was prepared.
Any person who wishes to provide information regarding a statement of estimated regulatory costs, or provide a proposal for a lower cost regulatory alternative must do so in writing within 21 days of this notice.
SPECIFIC AUTHORITY: 334.044(2), 338.155(1) FS.
LAW IMPLEMENTED: 338.155, 338.222, 338.2216, 338.231 FS.
A HEARING WILL BE HELD AT THE DATE, TIME AND PLACE SHOWN BELOW:
DATE AND TIME: February 18, 2010, 6:00 p.m.
PLACE: This rulemaking hearing is being held as a statewide webinar proceeding which can be accessed by registering at the following website: www.floridasturnpike.com/allelectronictolling/publicmeeting.html
For those persons wishing to participate who do not have access to the World Wide Web can attend in person at one of several access points across the state.
Video Toll Rate 14-15.0081 Hearing Notice
SITE ACCESS LOCATIONS ARE ALSO LOCATED AT:
1. Florida’s Turnpike Enterprise Headquarters Auditorium, Turnpike Mile Post 263, Building 5315, Ocoee, FL 34761
2. Florida Department of Transportation, District 4 Auditorium, 3400 West Commercial Boulevard, Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33309
3. Florida Department of Transportation, District 7 Executive Conference Room, 11201 North Malcolm McKinley Drive, Tampa, FL 33612
4. Florida Department of Transportation, District 6 Auditorium, 1000 N.W. 111th Avenue, Miami, Florida 33172
5. Florida Department of Transportation, District 1, HR Training Room, 801 N. Broadway, Bartow, Florida 33831
Pursuant to the provisions of the Americans with Disabilities Act, any person requiring special accommodations to participate in this workshop/meeting is asked to advise the agency at least 7 days before the workshop/meeting by contacting: Deanna R. Hurt, Senior Attorney and Clerk of Agency Proceedings, Florida Department of Transportation, Office of the General Counsel, 605 Suwannee Street, Mail Station 58, Tallahassee, Florida 32399-0458. If you are hearing or speech impaired, please contact the agency using the Florida Relay Service, 1(800)955-8771 (TDD) or 1(800)955-8770 (Voice).
THE PERSON TO BE CONTACTED REGARDING THE PROPOSED RULE IS: Deanna R. Hurt, Senior Attorney and Clerk of Agency Proceedings, Florida Department of Transportation, Office of the General Counsel, 605 Suwannee Street, Mail Station 58, Tallahassee, Florida 32399-0458
THE FULL TEXT OF THE PROPOSED RULE IS:
14-15.0081 Toll Facilities Description and Toll Rate Schedule.
The Toll Facilities Description and Toll Rate Schedule, adopted November 15, 1987, and amended on February 8, 1988, August 1, 1988, February 2, 1989, May 10, 1989, July 1, 1991, August 1, 1991, November 6, 1991, July 11, 1993, November 28, 1993, September 18, 1994, June 6, 1995, July 9, 1995, January 1, 1996, March 31, 1996, April 28, 1996, June 2, 1996, July 28, 1996, September 23, 1997, November 24, 1997, February 12, 1998, June 30, 1998, July 29, 1998, January 6, 1999, February 9, 1999, April 29, 1999, June 21, 1999, September 4, 2001, March 26, 2002, and April 10, 2003, October 1, 2003, December 11, 2003, March 7, 2004, May 20, 2004, November 1, 2005, February 5, 2006, July 27, 2006, October 26, 2006, January 15, 2007, and_________, is hereby incorporated by this rule and made a part of the rules of the Department. Copies of this Department of Transportation Toll Facilities Description and Toll Rate Schedule and any amendments thereto are available at no more than cost.
Specific Authority 334.044(2), 338.155(1) FS. Law Implemented 338.155, 338.222, 338.2216, 338.231 FS. History–New 11-15-87, Amended 2-8-88, 8-1-88, 2-2-89, 5-10-89, 7-1-91, 8-1-91, 11-6-91, 7-11-93, 11-28-93, 9-18-94, 6-6-95, 7-9-95, 1-1-96, 3-31-96, 4-28-96, 6-2-96, 7-28-96, 9-23-97, 11-24-97, 2-12-98, 6-30-98, 7-29-98, 1-6-99, 2-9-99, 4-29-99, 6-21-99, 9-4-01, 3-26-02, 4-10- 03, 10-1-03, 12-11-03, 3-7-04, 5-20-04, 11-1-05, 2-5-06, 7-27-06, 10-26-06, 1-15-07,________.