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  • Keeping Out the Lower Element

    Keeping Out the Lower Element

    $$$$ THE COST OF A DISCOVER PASS WILL HELP KEEP THE LOWER ELEMENT OUT AND OFF OF PUBLIC LAND. WA State Parks Meeting

    Defining the LOWER ELEMENT?

    WORKING CLASS AMERICAN CITIZENS WITH LOWER AND MIDDLE INCOME? FAMILIES WITH KIDS?

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    Behind My Back | (7) WA Parks New Deal and Raw Deals

    www.behindmyback.org/…/7-wa-parks-the-newdeal-and-the-rawdeals/

    Aug 27, 2014 – (7) WA Parks –NEW DEAL AND RAW DEALS  First Posted – In Part, as (9) WOW New Deal – Feb. 21, 2014 snippet, Implicitly, the CCC also led to a …

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    $$$$ THE COST OF PUBLIC ACCESS TO AND ON ALL PUBLIC LAND, FEDERAL, STATE AND COUNTY WILL HELP KEEP THE LOWER ELEMENT OUT AND OFF OF “ALL” PUBLIC LAND.

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    KEEPING THE LOWER ELEMENT OUT AND OFF OF PRIVATE PROPERTY?

    Defining the LOWER ELEMENT?

    TRESPASS,  MALICIOUS MISCHIEF, RECKLESS BURNING.

    AUGUST 10,  2015 CLALLAM COUNTY SHERIFF DEPT. CASE NUMBER 2015-17831

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    Behind My Back | These Crimes Occur Everyday

    www.behindmyback.org/2015/08/11/thesecrimesoccureveryday/

    2 days ago – These Crimes Occur Everyday Trespass ON PRIVATE PROPERTY, THEFT OF POLITICAL SIGNS, malicious mischief, illegal dumping, littering and …

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    GO FIGURE?

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    PUBLIC LAND AT EVERY LEVEL, IS PROTECTED, USING TAXPAYER $$$$, FROM PUBLIC ACCESS BY THE LOWER ELEMENT, FEDERAL, STATE AND COUNTY.

    THE GOVERNMENT HAS ENOUGH LEGISLATED TAXPAYER MONEY TO PAY ARMED GOVERNMENT EMPLOYEES/GUARDS, POSTED AT ERECT TOLL BOOTHS, WITH GATES, TO POLICE, WRITE TICKETS, TO  IMPOSE AND ENFORCE, 49 PAGES OF WHAT THE PUBLIC CAN AND CAN NOT DO IN AND ON “JUST” WA STATE PARKS PUBLIC LAND.

    THE US GOVERNMENT, FEDERAL STATE AND LOCAL, HAVE THE POWER TO ARREST, COLLECT ENTRANCE FEES, GIVE PARKING TICKETS, COLLECT, TAXES, FEES, COURT COST, POST SIGNS, CHOP UP ACCESS ROADS, CLOSE ROADS AND TRAILS.

    AND, THE US GOVERNMENT, FEDERAL STATE AND LOCAL, OUR ELECTED REPRESENTATIVES HAVE ENACTED MORE TAXPAYER TAXES, AND RAISED THE ENTRANCE FEES FOR PUBLIC ACCESS TO ALL PUBLIC LAND.

    THE DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR DOI, HAS THOUSANDS OF LAWS AND ADMINISTRATIVE RULES TO PROHIBIT, RESTRICT AND DENY  THE PUBLIC FULL USE AND ENJOYMENT OF “ALL OF AMERICA’S PUBLIC LAND”  BY ALL 330 MILLION AMERICAN CITIZENS AND TOURISTS .  

    HOW WILD IT THAT?

    MOSTLY, WILD, WILDERNESS, WILD AND SCENIC RIVERS (period)

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    GO FIGURE?

    US GOVERNMENT DEFINING, KEEPING OUT THE LOWER ELEMENT?

    WORKING CLASS AMERICAN CITIZENS WITH LOWER AND MIDDLE INCOME? FAMILIES WITH KIDS?

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    PRIVATE PROPERTY OWNER DEFINING, KEEPING OUT THE LOWER ELEMENT?

    TRESPASS,  MALICIOUS MISCHIEF, RECKLESS BURNING.

    AUGUST 10,  2015 CLALLAM COUNTY SHERIFF DEPT. CASE NUMBER 2015-17831

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    JUST, Another Chapter in the Book of Revelations by Pearl Revere

     


  • (7) WA Parks New Deal and Raw Deals

    (7) WA Parks -New Deal and  Raw Deals

    First Posted  – In Part, as (9) WOW New Deal –  Feb. 21, 2014

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    Implicitly, the CCC also led to a greater public awareness and appreciation of the outdoors

    CCC included improved physical condition, heightened morale, and increased employability

    This should be required reading to enlighten

    The Governor’s Blue Ribbon Task Force on WA Parks -Recreation and Tourism

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    The Second New Deal “(1935-1938)

    THE CIVILIAN CONSERVATION CORPS (CCC)

    THE UNEMPLOYED AND POOR UPGRADED MOST STATE PARKS

    CONSTRUCTED MORE THAN 800 PARKS NATIONWIDE

    At its peak in 1938, it provided paid jobs for three million unemployed men and women, as well as youth

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    Aug. 19, 2014 The WA Parks Raw Deal? Recreation? and Tourism?

    The Governor’s Blue Ribbon Task Force?

    What was it that they were all constantly babbling about?

    Public awareness and appreciation of the outdoors and improved physical condition?

    Well, except for the lower element? Those families of the working poor and unemployed?

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    In addition, THE CIVILIAN CONSERVATION CORPS (CCC) those poor and unemployed

    Updated forest fire fighting methods, and built a network of service buildings, public roadways in remote areas, and planted nearly 3 billion trees to help reforest America

    I repeat, IMPLICITLY, THE CCC ALSO LED TO A GREATER PUBLIC AWARENESS AND APPRECIATION OF THE OUTDOORS AND THE NATION’S NATURAL RESOURCES; and the continued need for a carefully planned, comprehensive national program for the protection and development of natural resources.

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    The first New Deal (1933–34)

    What historians call the 3 R’S: RELIEF, RECOVERY, AND REFORM. that is relief for the UNEMPLOYED AND POOR; RECOVERY OF THE ECONOMY to normal levels; and reform of the financial system to prevent a repeat depression.

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    The Raw Deal Aug. 19, 2014

    The WA Parks Raw Deal? Recreation? and Tourism?

    The Governor’s Blue Ribbon Task Force?

    FOR THE UNEMPLOYED AND POOR The cost of the Discovery Pass discourages the lower element?

    SELECTIVELY prohibits use of WA State Parks by financial affordability to a specific social economic financial class?

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    The Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) was a public work relief program

    That operated from 1933 TO 1942 in the United states for Unemployed, Unmarried men from relief families, ages 18–25 as part the new deal.  and provided unskilled manual labor jobs related to the conservation and development of natural resources in rural lands owned by federal, state and local governments.

    The CCC was designed to provide jobs for young men, to relieve families who had difficulty finding jobs during the Great Depression in the United States   while at the same time implementing a general natural resource conservation program in every state and territory.

    In nine years 3 million young men participated in the CCC  (my dad was one of them) which provided them with shelter, clothing, and food, together with a small wage of $30 a month ($25 of which had to be sent home to their families).

    Check with your family, a member of YOUR FAMILY was very likely one of the POOR, UNEMPLOYED, MOSTLY UNSKILLED PEOPLE that participated in the rebuilding of America during the depression.

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    Between 1935 and 1943, the WPA provided almost eight million jobs. it tried to provide one paid job for all families in which the breadwinner suffered long-term unemployment.

    (I am NOT endorsing unions)

    ALMOST EVERY COMMUNITY IN THE UNITED STATES HAD A NEW PARK, bridge or school constructed by  those poor and previously unemployed people.

    New Deal agency  employing millions of unemployed people (mostly unskilled men) to carry out public works projects, including the construction of public buildings and roads.

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    THE IRONY OF THESE DEALS, THE 1933-1943 DEPRESSION NEW AND THE 2014 RAW, is the incongruity between what actually happened and what might be expected to happen, especially when this disparity seems ABSURD or laughable.

    That the very same type, social economic class of people, THE POOR, UNEMPLOYED AND UNSKILLED,  between 1933-1943

    Physically  BUILT UP THE FEDERAL, STATE AND LOCAL  PARKS, THE ROADS, SHELTERS, TRAILS AND  PLANTED OVER 300 MILLION TREES TO REFOREST AMERICA, when, ALMOST EVERY COMMUNITY IN THE UNITED STATES HAD A NEW PARK, bridge or school that was constructed by poor and previously unemployed people.

    IRONICALLY THOSE POOR AND UNEMPLOYED, UNSKILLED PEOPLE, OUR FOREFATHERS, WERE INVITED TO COME ON PUBLIC LAND, 

    THEY WERE HIRED TO, PAID TO, AND  DID DO, THE WORK TO BUILD AND IMPROVE OUR PUBLIC ACCESS AND USE OF OUR FEDERAL AND STATE PARKS PUBLIC LAND IN AMERICA.

    NOW?  In 2014 shall “We The People”  examine the WA Parks and ONP RAW DEALS?

    OUR FOREFATHERS BUILT THE PARKS.

     NOW? their descendents, AKA the lower element, the FAMILIES OF working poor and/or unemployed people, HAVE BEEN DENIED  affordable PUBLIC ACCESS TO PUBLIC LAND,  BECAUSE OF their low income and social status?

    ACCESS Denied? BECAUSE OF  THE PROHIBITIVE  COST, arbitrarily? authoritarians?  using their unlimited power to IMPOSE FEDERAL, ONP AND WA STATE PARKS  fees and passes?

    Is this Really America?

    DISCRIMINATION by exclusion of the lower element?

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     WOW, THE Olympic National Park RAW DEAL  2014

    Senator Murray and Rep.  Kilmer keep proposing and pushing  THE RAW DEALS.

    WILD OLYMPICS WILDERNESS & WILD AND SCENIC RIVERS ACT of 2014 ) an additional 126,000 more acres of National Forest land would be taken out of planned harvestable Natural Resource  timber production.

    IT WOULD  LIMIT AND RESTRICT PUBLIC USE AND ACCESS TO PUBLIC LAND, CLOSE ROADS AND BAR ENTRY WITH LOCKED GATES, CREATING 126,000 WILD ACRES OF NO MAN’S REASONABLE ECONOMIC RESOURCE OR USE OF PRIVATE AND PUBLIC LAND.

    LIBERALS ARE TOO DAMNED WILD FOR ME!

    First Posted  – In Part as (9) WOW New Deal –  Feb. 21, 2014

    read  MORE – WOW WAR ON WILD-  PARTS (1) THROUGH (11)

     


  • (6) WA Parks Public Access to Public Land

    (6) WA Parks  Public Access to Public Land

    Comments from the Blue Ribbon Task force on WA State Parks  Recreation and Tourism

    Aug,19, 2014.

    Comment, THE COST (OF THE DISCOVER PASS) DISCOURAGES THE LOWER ELEMENT?

    (like this is a GOOD THING?)

    From the LOCAL PEOPLE’S USE  And Access to WA State Parks?

    REALLY? That is AN unconscionable REMARK?

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    THE COST (OF THE DISCOVER PASS) DISCOURAGES THE LOWER ELEMENT?

    The cost of the Discovery Pass SELECTIVELY prohibits use of WA State Parks by financial affordability and financial class?

    Financial PROFILING? BY USING $$$, Class distinction TO ALLOW, PROHIBIT OR CONTROL THE USE OF PUBLIC LAND BY AMERICAN CITIZENS?

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    CONFIRMING THE OBSTRUCTION OF  AFFORDABILITY.

    Comment,  In a depressed economy LOCAL people in my area can’t afford the $30.00 cost of the Discovery Pass

    The well heeled?  Professional’s? OUT OF TOWNER’S, TOURISTS, RUNNER’S AND FISHERMEN   are WELCOMED AND INVITED to come?   TO  FISH  AND RUN (on the Discovery Trail) PLAY, STAY AND SPEND THEIR MONEY?

    WHILE, THE COST (OF THE DISCOVER PASS) DISCOURAGES THE LOWER ELEMENT?

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    Consider this? Less than half of the governor’s  appointed task force sat through the ENTIRE seven hour discussions on the meeting.

    But? (the table was full)  everybody? showed up to create the final draft?

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    I sat SILENTLY through the entire seven hour WA Park Recreation and Tourism meeting.

    A question was asked “IS ONP A PROBLEM?

    Is the OLYMPIC NATIONAL PARK A PROBLEM? With regard to WA Park Recreation and Tourism?

    (not one person on the committee responded?) Including REP. STEVE THARINGER?

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    “IS ONP A PROBLEM?”

    If?  I had been allowed to make more than a strictly enforced, clock timed,  two minute LOCAL public comment?

    Below is my comment Feb. 14, 2013,  POSTED OVER ONE AND A HALF YEARS AGO,

    ON PUBLIC ACCESS TO PUBLIC LAND

    THE WILD OLYMPICS – WILDERNESS SCOPING PLAN and to all Federal, STATE Agencies, elected officials, and APPOINTED GOVERNMENT AGENCIES including the ONP and the US fish and wildlife service.

    PAY PER VIEW
    A non-public service provided by the appointed, including, BUT NOT LIMITED to, the National Park Service, ONP and WA STATE PARKS in which every vested American citizen can purchase the right to view public land.

    Continue reading for the full text

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    Pay Per View Or Free On Demand

    Posted Feb. 14, 2013 by Pearl Rains Hewett

    PUBLIC ACCESS TO PUBLIC LAND? PAY PER VIEW? OR FREE ON DEMAND?

    This is my comment on public access to public land, the WILD Olympics – Wilderness Scoping Plan and to all Federal State Agencies, elected officials, and appointed government agencies including the ONP and the US fish and wildlife service.

    Expand your entertainment options exponentially with direct FREE use and access to public land ON DEMAND.

    PAY PER VIEW
    A non-public service provided by the appointed, including, but not limited to, the National Park Service, ONP and WA STATE PARKS in which every vested American citizen can purchase the right to view public land. The government requires the exorbitant payment at the same or new government road blocks, time after time, to every Vested American ordering it (as opposed to the right to view public land “FREE ON DEMAND systems, which would allow vested American viewers to see and have reasonable use to public land free at any time).

    PAY PER VIEW
    Paid parks entry can be purchased using an on-line guide, an automated telephone system, or through an automated non-customer service representative.

    PAY PER VIEW
    Government park PAY PER VIEW events often include, restricted use, excessive other restrictions, QUOTAS, conservation, no jogging, no horses, road blocks, reservations, limited campsites, closed trails, permits, more permits, closed roads, denied access, no off road vehicles, no campfires, no fishing, no hunting, no shooting, no pets, no bicycles, and adding additional new enhanced features like surveillance, law enforcement,
    ticketing, court appearance events and exorbitant payment of non-negotiable fines on you, for your entertainment.

    FREE ON DEMAND
    Expand your entertainment options exponentially with direct free use and access to public lands on demand.

    FREE ON DEMAND
    Vested American citizens have instant free access to millions and millions of acre in the hottest NATIONAL PARKS AND STATE PARKS, whenever you want, where ever you want. Enjoy the Olympic National Park, catch up on missed camping episodes of your favorite campsites or rediscover old favorites, like the 7 Lake Basin.

    SUBSCRIBE NOW
    For your free direct public access on demand? To start enjoying free direct on demand access and reasonable use to public land?

    GETTING STARTED
    Sacramento, CA; July 17, 2012: On behalf of off-road motorized recreational users of the Tahoe National Forest, attorneys with Pacific Legal Foundation today sued the federal government for illegally closing off more than 800 miles of roads and trails that have been used for decades by the public for environmentally responsible off-road motorized recreation, access to camping and fishing, and to assist in the prevention of forest fires.

    Support Pacific Legal Foundation “We are filing this lawsuit to stop the U.S. Forest Service from illegally padlocking vast areas of the Tahoe national forest and blocking the public from enjoying responsible recreational use of public lands,” said PLF attorney Brandon M. Middleton.

    The Federal Courts will decide.

    PUBLIC ACCESS TO PUBLIC LAND?

    FREE ON DEMAND? OR PAY PER VIEW?

    You decide.

     


  • Freeway? No Way!

    Freeway? No Way!

    FEDERAL Highway Robbery?

    YES INDEED, tolls, tolling, tolling operations, good to go!, Tacoma narrows bridge. … Since 2007, WSDOT has implemented a range of TOLLED PROJECTS.

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    IS Washington State Department of Transportation

    Taking a EXPENSIVE FEDERAL TOLL on its citizens?

    YES

    Federal Highway Tolling Programs

    WASHINGTON STATE AND KING COUNTY, WASHINGTON also set aside some of their own funds to support a pilot project, and together with Unigard, are offering total .

    AND THEY  CONTINUE TO RAISE THE TOLLING FEES COST

    Tacoma narrows bridge

    Tolling the 520 Bridge

    VALUE PRICING? Pilot Program Projects Involving Tolls: Priced Lanes … WASHINGTON: HOT Lanes on SR 167 in the Puget Sound Region.

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    WOW, WE ARE DELIGHTED WITH

    THE VALUE PRICING OF ” THE GOOD TO GO PASS”.

    INDEED, tolls, tolling, tolling operations, good to go!, Tacoma narrows bridge. … Since 2007, WSDOT HAS IMPLEMENTED A RANGE OF TOLLED PROJECTS THAT ARE HELPING TO,

    TAKE AN EXPENSIVE FEDERAL TOLL ON WA STATE DRIVERS

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    Federal Highway Tolling Programs

    QUICK FACTS

    Any toll facility using Federal funds must qualify for toll authority under one of four toll programs.

    TOLL PILOT PROGRAMs have limited participation and REQUIRE TOLL AGREEMENTS prior to the implementation of tolling. Mainstream toll programs do not require tolling agreements and have unlimited participation.

    The use of toll revenue is restricted under all of the Federal programs, and is generally limited to the repayment of financing for the project and for operations and maintenance. REVENUES MAY ALSO BE USED FOR OTHER ELIGIBLE PURPOSES IN SOME CIRCUMSTANCES.

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    CONTACT Darren Timothy, Ph.D.
    FHWA OFFICE OF INNOVATIVE PROGRAM DELIVERY
    202-366-4051

    darren.timothy@dot.gov
    www.fhwa.gov/ipd/

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     UNDER TITLE 23 OF THE UNITED STATES CODE (HIGHWAYS), there is a general prohibition on the imposition of tolls on Federal-aid highways.

    HOWEVER,Title 23 and other statutes have also CARVED OUT CERTAIN EXCEPTIONS to this general prohibition through special programs.

    These programs allow tolling to generate revenue to support highway construction activities and/or ENABLE THE USE OF ROAD PRICING for congestion management. If Federal funds have been used or will be used on the highway, then the public authority responsible for the facility must qualify for toll authority under one of these Federal toll programs.

    Mainstream Tolling Programs

    Two of the Federal programs are codified in Title 23 and are sometimes referred to as the “mainstream” tolling programs. There are no restrictions on the number of projects or States that may receive tolling authority under these programs, and there are no requirements for State or local public agencies to execute a tolling agreement with the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) prior to imposing tolls.

    Section 129 (General Toll Program)

    Under the General Toll Program, Congress permits Federal participation in certain types of toll-financed construction activities, including new highways, new lanes added to existing highways (so long as the number of existing toll-free lanes is not reduced), reconstruction of highways (non-Interstate only), reconstruction or replacement of bridges or tunnels, and capital improvements to existing toll facilities.

    Section 166 (HOV/HOT Lanes)

    Section 166(c) of Title 23 provides authority for public agencies to allow toll-paying vehicles that do not meet the minimum occupancy standards to use high-occupancy vehicle (HOV) lanes. Such lanes are commonly referred to as high occupancy toll (HOT) lanes. This tolling authority is available for facilities both on and off the Interstate System.

    Toll Pilot Programs

    Other tolling programs have been specially authorized by Congress on a pilot basis in various highway authorization acts since 1991. Participation in these programs is limited to a set number of slots that have been authorized for each program. Project sponsors are also required to submit an application and to execute a toll agreement with FHWA to receive authorization to impose tolls under these programs.

    SOME TOLLING AND PRICING STRATEGIES COULD BE ELIGIBLE FOR IMPLEMENTATION UNDER EITHER THE MAINSTREAM TOLLING PROGRAMS OR ONE OF THE PILOT PROGRAMS.

    IN SUCH CASES, FHWA PREFERS THAT THE TWO MAINSTREAM PROGRAMS BE USED WHERE POSSIBLE,

    LIMITING REQUESTS FOR PARTICIPATION IN THE PILOT PROGRAMS TO SITUATIONS THAT CANNOT BE OTHERWISE ACCOMMODATED.

    Interstate System Reconstruction and Rehabilitation Pilot Program (ISRRPP)

    The ISRRPP allows the conversion of free Interstate highways into toll facilities in conjunction with needed reconstruction or rehabilitation that is only possible with the collection of tolls. Congress has authorized up to three slots in the program, which must be used for projects in different states. At the present time, all three slots are conditionally reserved for States that are currently developing applications to the program.

    Value Pricing Pilot Program (VPPP)

    The VPPP is an experimental program that is designed to assess the potential of different value pricing approaches for reducing congestion. Under this program, tolls may be imposed on existing toll-free highways, bridges, and tunnels, so long as variable pricing is used to manage demand. Congress has authorized slots for up to 15 value pricing programs, which are allocated to state or local agencies. Seven of these slots have been permanently allocated to States that have executed agreements for tolling projects under the program. The remaining eight slots have been temporarily reserved for State agencies that are pursuing other eligible activities under the program, including value pricing studies and non-toll value pricing projects; these slots may become available in the future as those activities are completed. Once an agency holds a slot, there is no limit on the number of value pricing projects that can be implemented under that slot.

    Tolling Program Requirements

    Use of Toll Revenue

    The Federal tolling programs also come with restrictions on the use of toll revenues generated by the facilities that receive tolling authority. Under the mainstream tolling programs (Section 129 and Section 166), toll revenue may be used for debt service, to provide a reasonable return on investment to any private party financing a project, for the operations and maintenance (including capital improvements) of the toll facility, and payments between public and private partners involved in a public-private partnership. If the public authority with responsibility for the toll facility certifies that the facility is being adequately maintained, then toll revenues may also be used for other purposes eligible under Title 23. The ISRRPP includes similar restrictions but does not allow toll revenues to be used on other facilities. The VPPP allows toll revenues to be used to mitigate the adverse effects of tolls on low-income drivers, in addition to project-related costs and other Title 23 uses. Toll facilities are required to undergo annual audits to ensure compliance with the limitations on the use of toll revenues. The results of these audits must be transmitted to FHWA.

    Operational Performance

    Section 166 has a number of performance requirements that apply to HOT lanes, including the enforcement of HOV restrictions, automatic collection of tolls (which must be varied to manage demand on the HOV facility), and requirements to ensure that the operational performance of the HOT lanes does not become degraded. The VPPP requires that project sponsors monitor a number of project performance indicators for a period of at least 10 years and that this data be compiled by FHWA for biennial reports to Congress.

    Technical Assistance

    Tolling project sponsors are encouraged to seek technical assistance from FHWA on the requirements and eligibilities of tolling programs and how they might apply to individual projects. Many complex projects have parameters that are not explicitly addressed in the tolling statutes and therefore require considerable consideration on the part of FHWA to appropriately apply the legislative language to a particular project. FHWA will also be posting responses to frequently asked questions at the Web site address below to provide additional guidance on the tolling programs. At their discretion, project sponsors may wish to seek FHWA’s formal concurrence of a facility’s eligibility for tolling under the mainstream programs, even where tolling agreements are no longer required.

    CONTACT Darren Timothy, Ph.D.
    FHWA OFFICE OF INNOVATIVE PROGRAM DELIVERY
    202-366-4051

    darren.timothy@dot.gov
    www.fhwa.gov/ipd/