H.R. 5713 (112th): Talk Before You Toll Act of 2012

May 10, 2012 (112th Congress, 2011–2013)
Died (Referred to Committee)
George “G.K.” Butterfield Jr.
Representative for North Carolina's 1st congressional district
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May 10, 2012
5 pages

This bill was introduced on May 10, 2012, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.

Introduced May 10, 2012
Referred to Committee May 10, 2012
Full Title

To amend the Transportation Equity Act for the 21st Century to ensure that the highest priority consideration is given to local comments when selecting a toll pilot project, and for other purposes.


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5 cosponsors (4D, 1R) (show)

House Transportation and Infrastructure

Highways and Transit

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Talk Before You Toll Act of 2012 - Amends the Transportation Equity Act for the 21st Century (TEA-21) to revise the Interstate System (IS) reconstruction and rehabilitation pilot program.
Authorizes the Secretary of Transportation (DOT) to permit states to collect tolls on highways, bridges, or tunnels for reconstructing and rehabilitating IS highway corridors only if the state has solicited, received, and published on its website public comments approving or disapproving the toll facility, including comments on its economic and environmental impact.
Directs the Secretary, upon a state's application for a facility, to meet monthly with local transportation representatives and consumer advocacy groups to discuss their views and recommendations for any modifications to a state's plan for a proposed toll facility.
Requires a state to hold at least one public meeting to review the specifics of its final facility management plan and solicit public comment.
Requires the Administrator of the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) to: (1) publish on its website all comments and suggestions received by the state regarding the proposed toll facility, and (2) consider them before making a final determination on a state's application.

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