Tolling fees; prevents VDOT from charging monthly fees for payment program and its transponders. (HB1302)

Introduced By

Del. Manoli Loupassi (R-Richmond) with support from co-patron Del. Mark Cole (R-Fredericksburg)

Progress

Introduced
Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law

Description

Tolling fees. Prevents the Department of Transportation from charging monthly fees for the automatic electronic tolling payment program and its transponders. Read the Bill »

Outcome

Bill Has Failed

History

DateAction
07/16/2012Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/09/13 13100038D
07/16/2012Referred to Committee on Transportation
01/11/2013Assigned Transportation sub: #3
01/22/2013Subcommittee recommends reporting (3-Y 1-N)
01/23/2013Impact statement from DPB (HB1302)
01/24/2013Tabled in Transportation (13-Y 9-N) (see vote tally)

Comments

James writes:

VDOT shouldnt be allowed to charge a fee to use those transponders. This is a racket

Paul Casey writes:

I support Del. Loupassi's bill (HB1302) banning the imposition of fees on users of the EZ Pass transponders. NO FEES ON TRANSPONDERS. I previously wrote a detailed letter to VDOT (during the public comment charade)asserting that it benefits all drivers when any drivers utilize the EZ Pass Transponders (reduces lines at the lanes accepting other forms of payment). The costs associated with the program should therefore be shared by all drivers, and be paid out of ALL tolls collected. It also saves the toll operators money in the long run, as it costs less than other means of collecting tolls...after all that is how we were "sold" on the program at its inception. Could it be that the "private toll road industry" is behind the move to charge a fee so as to move money from the pockets of consumers into their profit column? I ask that our legislators do the just thing on this one. WE ARE BEING "FEE-ED" TO DEATH IN VIRGINIA. ENOUGH ALREADY!