Amendment #96 to H.3382

HOV Lane Toll Collection

Representatives Peisch of Wellesley, Fernandes of Milford, Sannicandro of Ashland, Walsh of Framingham and Dykema of Holliston move that the bill be amended by adding the following section:-



SECTION XX. Section 13 of Chapter 6C of the General Laws as appearing in the 2010 Official Edition is hereby amended by adding the following subsection:-



(d) The secretary of transportation is directed to take whatever action is necessary, including but not limited to filing whatever application to the federal government may be required, to implement a program whereby vehicles that do not meet the occupancy criteria of high occupancy vehicle lanes may access said lanes on interstate highway route 93 for a fee. Any revenue collected from these fees shall be used to offset the debt of the metropolitan highway system attributable to the central artery project and the third harbor tunnel project.