Federal agency seeking comments on bus toll regulation

WASHINGTON – The Federal Highway Administration is accepting public comments through May 30 on a 2015 requirement that tolling authorities treat over-the-road buses the same as they do public-transit buses.

The Fixing America’s Surface Transportation (FAST) Act passed by Congress in December 2015 modified federal requirements related to high-occupancy vehicle (HOV) facilities and the tolling of highways.

Among the changes was a requirement that tolling authorities charge OTRBs, including charter buses, the same fees as public-transit buses for using toll roads or waive the fees where applicable.

However, not all tolling authorities have implemented the change for OTRBs.

Here is a list of the tolling facilities around the country covered by the regulation:

Equal Access for Over‐the‐Road Buses Section 129 Covered Facilities

#StateName of FacilityToll Facility DescriptionStatus
1AKWhittier Access RoadWhittier Access Road from Porter to WhittierOpen
2AKKnik Arm CrossingBridge crossing of the Knik Arm between Anchorage and the Mat_Su BoroughPre_Construction
3ARAirport Intermodal Access RoadNorthwest Arkansas Regional Airport Intermodal Access RoadPre_Construction
4CAAntioch BridgeSR_160 crossing the San Joaquin River between Antioch and Sacramento CountyOpen
5CAI_10 El Monte Busway HOT LanesI_10 from I_605 to Alameda StOpen
6CASR_73 San Joaquin Hills Toll RoadSR_73 from Jamboree Road to I_5Open
7CASR_91 Corridor (Riverside County)Express lanes on SR_91 from the Orange County Line to I_15Construction
8CASouth Bay ExpresswaySR_125 from SR_905 to San Miguel RoadOpen
9CAFoothill and Eastern Toll RoadsSR_241 from SR_91 to Oso Pkwy SR_261 from SR_241 to I_5 SR_133 from SR_241 to I_5Open
10CABenicia_Marinez Bridge Richmond_San Rafael Bridge San Francisco_Oakland Bay BridgeI_680 (Benicia_Martinez Bridge) between Solano and Contra Costa counties; I_580 (Richmond_San Rafael Bridge) between Contra Costa and Marin counties; I_80 (San Francisco_Oakland Bay Bridge) between SanFrancisco and Alameda countiesOpen
11CACarquinez BridgeI_80 (Carquinez Bridges) between Solano and Contra Costa countiesOpen
12CASan Mateo_Hayward Bridge Dumbarton BridgeSR_92 (San Mateo_Hayward Bridge) fromSan Mateo to Hayward SR_84 (Dumbarton Bridge) from Palo Alto to NewarkOpen
13CAGolden Gate BridgeUS101 (Golden Gate Bridge) from San Francisco County to Marin CountyOpen
14COI_70 Eastbound Mountain Express LaneOn I_70 Eastbound from MP 230 to MP 244Open
15COC_470 Tolled Express Lanes Segment 1Adding express lanes on both direcions on the C_470. All vehicles using the Express Lane will be tolled; there will be no HOV/carpoolConstruction
16DEI_95 Delaware TurnpikeI_95 from DE_141 to the MD state lineOpen
17DESR_1SR_1 from SR_7 to US_13 near Dover Air Force BaseOpen
18DEUS_301Realigned US_301 from the Maryland state line SR_1Construction
19FLI_275 Sunshine Skyway BridgeI_275 crossing Tampa Bay from St. Petersburg to Terra CeiaOpen
20FLGarcon Point BridgeSR 281 crossing Pensacola/East Bay from Garcon Point to Redfish PointOpen
21FLPinellas Bayway System (SR 679 and SR 682)Series of five tolled causeways on SR 682 and SR 679Open
22FLSR_913 Rickenbacker CausewaySR_913 crossing Biscayne Bay from Miami to Key BiscayneOpen
23FLVenetian CausewayVenetian Causeway crossing Biscayne Bay from North Bayshore Drive in Miami to Purdy Avenue in Miami BeachOpen
24FL595 ExpressOn I_595 from I_75 to I_95Open
25FLI_75 Alligator AlleyI_75 from US_27 to SR_951Open
26FLCard Sound BridgeCR 905A crossing Card Sound from northern Key Largo to the mainlandOpen
27FLSR_112 Airport Expressway SR_836 Dolphin Expressway SR_874 Don Shula Expressway SR_878 Snapper Creek Expressway SR_924 Gratigny ParkwaySR_112 from Miami International Airport to I_95 SR_836 from the HEFT to I_95 SR_874 from the HEFT to SR_826 SR_878 from SR_874 to US_1 SR_924 from SR_826 to NW 27th AvenueOpen
28FLSR_417 Central Florida Greeneway/Seminole ExpresswaySR_417 from I_4 in Osceola County to MP 6 in Orange County (FTE_operated) SR_417 from MP 6 in Orange County to the Seminole County line (CFX_operated) SR_417 from the Orange County line to I_4 in Seminole County (FTE_operated)Open
29FLSR_429 Daniel Webster Western Beltway Part CSR_429 from Seidel Road to I_4Open
30FLSR_528 Martin Anderson Beachline East and Beachline West ExpresswaysSR_528 from SR_520 to US_1 SR_407 from SR_528 to SR_405 SR_528 from I_4 to McCoy Rd/Jetport DrOpen
31FLSR_589/SR_568 Veterans Expressway SR_570 Polk Parkway SR_589 Suncoast ParkwaySR_570 from I_4 east and north to I_4 SR_589/SR_568 Veterans Expwy from SR 60 to SR 597 SR_589 Suncoast Pkwy from SR_568 to US_ 98Open
32FLSR_618 Lee Roy Selmon CrosstownSR_618 from Grandy Boulevard to US_301 ExpresswayOpen
33FLSR_821 Homestead Extension of Florida's Turnpike (HEFT)SR_821 from the Florida's Turnpike Mainline to US_1 in Florida CityOpen
34FLSR_869 Sawgrass ExpresswaySR_869 from Powerline Road to the I_595/I_75 interchangeOpen
35FLI_4 Ultimate Express LanesOn I_4 from west of Kirkman Road in Orange County to east of SR_434 in Seminole CountyConstruction
36FLI_75 Express LanesOn SR_93/I_75 from I_595 to SR_826Construction
37FLSR_91 Florida's Turnpike MainlineSR_91 from the Golden Glades Interchange to I_75Open
38FLSouthwest 10th Street ExtensionSR_869 extension along SW 10th Street from Florida's Turnpike to I_95Pre_Construction
39FLWekiva Parkway (CFX Segments)SR 429 from north of US 441 to CR 435/Mt. Plymouth Rd SR 453 from SR 429 to east of Round Lake RdConstruction
40FLWekiva Parkway3 mile portion from Morris Access Road (Orange County) to west of OldMcDonald Road (Lake County)Open
41GAI_75 South Metro Express LanesOn I_75 from SR 155 to SR 138Construction
42GAI_75/575 Northwest Corridor Express LanesOn I_75 from Akers Mill Road to Hickory Grove Road On I_575 from I_75 to Sixes RoadConstruction
43ILI_90 Chicago Skyway Toll BridgeI_90 crossing of the Calumet RiverOpen
44ILIL Route 390(Elgin O'Hare Western IL Route 390 from US_20 to IL Route 83 Access)Construction
45ILTR 257, Wabash Cannonball Road A twolane Township Roadway from the City of St. Francisville, IL to Hoods Road in Knox County, IN,Pre-Construction
46KY_INLouisville Southern Indiana Ohio River BridgesI_65 crossing of the Ohio River between Louisville, KY and Jeffersonville, IN (JFK Memorial Bridge) SR_265 crossing of the Ohio River from Clark County, IN to KY_841 in Jefferson County, KY (East End Crossing)Construction
47LALA 1 Toll RoadLA 1 crossing the Bayou LafourcheOpen
48LALake Pontchartrain Causeway Bridge and ApproachesCrossing of Lake Pontchartrain from 1.57 miles north of I_10 on North Causeway Blvd in Metairie to 4.54 miles south of I_ 12 on North Causeway Approach in MandevilleOpen
49MAMassachusetts Turnpike Toll FacilitiesI_90 from the New York state line to Boston (Massachusetts Turnpike) I_90 crossing under Boston Harbor (Ted Williams Tunnel)
Route 1A crossing under Boston Harbor (Sumner/Callahan Tunnels)
50MAI_90 Ted Williams TunnelI_90 crossing under Boston HarborOpen
51MAMaurice J. TobinFrom J.F. Fitzgerald Expressway to Chelsea City LimitsOpen
52MDIntercounty Connector (MD 200)MD 200 from I_370 to US_1Open
53MII_75 Mackinac BridgeI_75 crossing the Mackinac StraitsOpen
54MIBlue Water BridgeI_94 crossing the St. Clair RiverOpen
55MNI_35E MnPASS Express LanesOn I_35E from Cayuga St to Little Canada RdOpen
56MOLake Ozark Community BridgeState Route MM easterly across the Lake of the Ozarks to Business 54Open
57NCMid_Currituck BridgeNew crossing of the Currituck SoundPre-Construction
58NCMonroe Expressway (US_ 74 Bypass)Expressway from US 74 just east of I_485 interchange to US 74 just west of Marshville, NCConstruction
59NCTriangle ExpresswayNC 147 (Triangle Pkwy) from I_40 to NC_Open 540Open
60NE_IAPlattsmouth BridgeCrossing of the Missouri River at Plattsmouth, NEOpen
61NJOcean City_Longport Toll BridgeOcean Drive crossing Great Egg Harbor between Ocean City and Longport, NJOpen
62NJGarden State ParkwayGarden State Parkway from Cape May to MontvaleOpen
63NVValley of Fire State ParkPublic highway facilities within Valley of Fire State ParkOpen
64NYAtlantic Beach BridgeSR_878 crossing Reynolds ChannelOpen
65NYNew York State ThruwayI_87: Interchange 17 (Newburgh) to
Interchange 24 (Albany)
I_90: Interchange 24 (Albany) to Interchange 50 (Buffalo)
I_90: Interchange 55 (Lackawanna) to Interchange 61 (Ripley)
I_190: Interchanges 53 to N1, N9 to N11, N17 to N18, and N20 to N21
I_87/287: Interchanges 9 to 10 and 14A to 14B
I_87: Interchanges 6A to 7A
I_90: Interchange B_1 to Massachusetts state line
I_95: Interchanges NE16 to NE18B
66NY_NJGoethals BridgeI_278 crossing the Arthur Kill between Elizabeth, NJ and Staten Island, NYConstruction
67OHOhio TurnpikeOhio Turnpike (I_80/I_76) from the Indiana state line to the Pennsylvania state lineOpen
68PAPennsylvania Turnpike SystemI_76/276 (PA Turnpike Mainline)
I_476 (Northeast Extension)
PA Turnpike 66 from I_76 to US 22 (Amos
K. Hutchinson Bypass)
PA Turnpike I_376 from PA 51 to US 422, (Beaver Valley Expressway)
PA Turnpike 43 from PA 51 to West Virginia State Line (Mon_Fayette Expressway)
PA Turnpike 576 (Southern Beltway) Future system extensions
69PRPR_22 Jose De Diego Expressway
PR_52 Luis A. Ferre Highway
PR_22, 84 km from San Juan to Hatillo
PR_52, 107 km from San Juan to Ponce
70PRPR_20 Rafael Mart’nez Nadal ExpresswayPR_20 from PR_1 to the Peripheral AvenueOpen
71PRPR_5 Rio Hondo ExpresswayPR_5 from Km point 5.75 to Km point 9.75Open
72PRPR_53 JosŽ Celso Barbosa ExpresswayPR_53 from Fajardo to SalinasOpen
73SCCross Island ParkwayUS 278 from US 278 Business to Palmetto Bay RdOpen
74TXCentral Texas TurnpikeSH 130 (Segments 1_4)
SH 45 North from Ridgeline Blvd to SH 130 Loop 1 from Palmer Ave to SH 45 North SH 45 Southeast
75TXPresident George Bush Turnpike (PGBT)PGBT from SH_78 to IH_635Open
76TXLoop 375 (Cesar Chavez Express Toll Lanes)Loop 375 (Cesar Chavez Border Highway) from US 54 (Patriot Freeway) to Zaragoza RoadPre-Construction
77TXLoop 49 (SH 155 to IH 20)State Loop 49 from SH 155 to IH 20Open
78TXPresident George Bush Turnpike Eastern ExtensionPGBT from SH_78 to IH_30Open
79TXPresident George Bush Turnpike Western Extension (SH_161)SH_161 from SH_183 to IH_20Open
80TXSam Houston TollwayBeltway 8 from US_59 South, east and north to Jacinto Port BlvdOpen
81TXSH 550 (I_169)SH 550 from I_69 to SH 48Open
82TXDFW Connector / SH_114 Managed Toll LanesOn SH 114 from SH 114L Business to SH 183Open
83TXSH_121 Sam Rayburn TollwaySH_121 from .23 miles east of Business 121 to US_75Open
84TXSH_121 Chisholm Trail ParkwaySH_121 from IH_30 to US_67Open
85TXSH_130 Segments 5_6SH 130 from north of Mustang Ridge to I_10Open
86TX183_ARoute 183_A from US 183 at SH 45 extending northward and reconnecting to US 183 at the San Gabriel RiverOpen
87TXUS_290E (Manor Expressway)US 290E from east of US 183 to east of FM 734 (Parmer Lane)Open
88TXSH_99 (Grand Parkway)SH_99 Grand Parkway from the Fort Bend
County Line to I_69 (portion of Segment D and Segments E_G)
89TXLoop 49 (SH 110 to SH 155)State Loop 49 from SH 110 to SH 115Open
90TX183 SouthUS 183S from US 290 to SH 71Construction
91TXSH_242/IH_45 Direct ConnectorsDirect Connectors from westbound SH 242 to southbound IH_45 and from northbound IH_45 to westbound SH 242Open
92TXSH_288 Toll Lanes Project in Harris CountyFour new toll lanes that extend 10.3 miles along the median of SH 288 from US 59 to the Harris County lineat Clear CreekConstruction
93VAGeorge P. Coleman BridgeUS_17 crossing the York River between Gloucester Point and YorktownOpen
94VAChesapeake ExpresswayChesapeake Expressway (VA 168)Open
95VAPocahontas 895Pocahontas Parkway (VA 895) from I_95 to I_295
Richmond Airport Connector from VA 895 to Richmond International Airport
96VAUS_17 / Dominion BoulevardUS_17 from the Oak Grove Connector to south of Cedar RoadOpen
97WASR_99 TunnelSR_99 in King CountyConstruction
98WASR_520 (New Bridge)SR_520 crossing Lake Washington from Seattle to MedinaConstruction
99WVWest Virginia TurnpikeI_77, from Princeton to CharlestonOpen
100WVUS_35 Improvement ProjectUS_35 between WV 34 in Putnam County and the Access Road #3 (Mainline State 1698+63.18) in Mason CountyConstruction


Federal‐Aid Facilities with Other Federal Tolling Authority Not Covered under OTRB

#StateName of FacilityToll Facility DescriptionStatus
1KSKansas TurnpikeI_35 from the Oklahoma state line to Emporia; I_335 from Emporia to Topeka; 470 in southeastern Topeka; I_70 from Topeka to Kansas CityOpen
2MDI_95 Fort McHenry TunnelI_95 Crossing under Baltimore HarborOpen
3NJ_PAI_78 Toll BridgeI_78 Crossing Delaware RiverOpen
4NYNewburgh_Beacon BridgeI_84 crossing the Hudson RiverOpen


Click here for the Government issued pdf: www.regulations.gov/document?D=FHWA-2017-0006-0002.


Share this post