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With a toll modernization system coming online next year, the Maryland Transportation Authority (MDTA) Board voted on July 25, 2019 to seek public comment and hold hearings on a package of toll payment options that would provide cost savings for customers. Governor Larry Hogan had previously outlined how this toll relief package would save Marylanders more than $28 million over five years.

Public Comment:

The public comment period began August 1, 2019 and ended on October 3, 2019 for the new tolling options proposed under the MDTA Board’s monthly meeting. The proposal includes:

  • Pay By Plate. This new payment method allows tolls to be automatically billed to credit cards at the same rate that cash customers pay today for all facilities except the Intercounty Connector/MD 200 (ICC) and I-95 Express Toll Lanes (ETL). For the all-electronic ICC and ETL, customers who use this method will pay at least 20 percent less than the Pay-by-Invoice (Video Toll) rate and 25% more than the E-ZPass rate. Pay By Plate benefits infrequent toll customers as well as those who do not want to maintain a prepaid E-ZPass balance. This option would be available by June 2020.
  • New vehicle classes with lower rates. Toll rates would be reduced 50 percent for motorcycles, and would be cut 25 and 17 percent, respectively, for “light” vehicles towing one- and two-axle trailers, such as those used for watercraft or landscaping equipment. These new categories would take effect by September 2020.
  • Discount for Early Payment of Video Tolls. A 15 percent discount for Pay-by-Invoice (Video Tolling) customers who pay the toll before their invoices are mailed and within a predetermined time period would take effect by December 2020. Since MDTA won’t have to send out a bill, the agency can pass these savings on to the customer.

A Toll Hearing Final Report was submitted on October 17, 2019 for review by the MDTA Board and can be reviewed on the link below. The final proposal will be presented October 24, 2019 to the MDTA Board and will be posted at mdta.maryland.gov. Additional public comment period will open on October 24, 2019 and comments will be accepted until November 7, 2019 on the final proposal. The Board is scheduled to vote on a final recommendation at its November 21, 2019 meeting. This Board Meeting will take place at the Point Breeze office complex in Baltimore (2310 Broening Highway). Please see the meeting schedule at mdta.maryland.gov. Unless otherwise indicated, meetings begin at 9 a.m. but may include a closed section that is not open to the public. Call 410-537-1000 for information about a particular meeting’s public meeting time and for directions to the meeting’s location. Anyone planning to attend a meeting who wishes to receive auxiliary aids, services, or accommodations is invited to contact 711 (MD Relay) at least 48 hours in advance.

The new package of $28 million in savings would be the third round of toll relief during the Hogan Administration, resulting in total savings to customers of up to $344 million. Previous measures included a 2015 toll rollback to save Marylanders $270 million by 2020, and a 2018 initiative for free E-ZPass transponders designed to save drivers $46 million over five years.

 

Public Hearing Dates and Locations:

Tuesday, Sept. 3
Perryville High School
1696 Perryville Road
Perryville, MD 21903

Monday, Sept. 9
Patapsco Arena
3301 Annapolis Road
Baltimore, MD 21230

Monday, Sept. 16
Havre de Grace Activity Center
351 Lewis Lane
Havre de Grace, MD 21078

Wednesday, Sept. 4
Dundalk Middle School
7400 Dunmanway
Dundalk, MD 21222

Tuesday, Sept. 10
High Point High School
3601 Powder Mill Road
Beltsville, MD 20705

Tuesday, Sept. 17
Piccowaxen Middle School
12834 Rock Point Road
Newburg, MD 20664

Thursday, Sept. 5
Gaithersburg Middle School
2 Teachers Way
Gaithersburg, MD 20877

Thursday, Sept. 12
Kent Island High School
900 Love Point Road
Stevensville, MD 21666

Thursday, Sept. 19
Severn River Middle School
241 Peninsula Farm Road
Arnold, MD 21012

The hearings were held from 6:00 – 8:00 PM (6:00 – 6:30 PM open house; 6:30-8:00 PM public testimony). The same information was presented at each location. The general public will be allowed three minutes per person.  Locations will be accessible to individuals with disabilities. Sign-language interpreters, non-English language interpreters, real-time captioning and assisted listening devices can be provided upon request. Individuals who require these accommodations or auxiliary aids should contact the MDTA at 410-537-1000 (711 for MD Relay) no later than three business days before the date they wish to attend.

Public Hearing Video:

Public Hearing Boards:

 

Additional Information:

 

Proposed Toll Rate Ranges ICC and ETL:

Yellow highlight denotes change

MOTORCYCLES  - 50% Decrease

Peak Period

 

Current Range

New Range

 

----------Per Mile Range----------

E-ZPass

$0.22 to $0.35

$0.11 to $0.18

Pay-by-Plate

----- to -----

$0.14 to $0.22

Pay-by-Invoice (Video Toll)

$0.33 to $0.53

$0.17 to $0.26

Off-Peak Period

 

Current Range

New Range

 

----------Per Mile Range----------

E-ZPass

$0.17 to $0.30

$0.09 to $0.15

Pay-by-Plate

----- to -----

$0.11 to $0.19

Pay-by-Invoice (Video Toll)

$0.26 to $0.45

$0.13 to $0.23

Overnight Period

 

Current Range

New Range

 

----------Per Mile Range----------

E-ZPass

$0.07 to $0.30

$0.04 to $0.15

Pay-by-Plate

----- to -----

$0.04 to $0.19

Pay-by-Invoice (Video Toll)

$0.11 to $0.45

$0.05 to $0.23

 

2-AXLE VEHICLES (CLASS 2)

Peak Period

 

Current Range

New Range

 

----------Per Mile Range----------

E-ZPass

$0.22 to $.035

$0.22 to $0.35

Pay-by-Plate

----- to -----

$0.28 to $0.44

Pay-by-Invoice (Video Toll)

$0.33 to $0.53

$0.33 to $0.53

Off-Peak Period

 

Current Range

New Range

 

----------Per Mile Range----------

E-ZPass

$0.17 to $0.30

$0.17 to $0.30

Pay-by-Plate

----- to -----

$0.21 to $0.38

Pay-by-Invoice (Video Toll)

$0.26 to $0.45

$0.26 to $0.45

Overnight Period

 

Current Range

New Range

 

----------Per Mile Range----------

E-ZPass

$0.07 to $0.30

$0.07 to $0.30

Pay-by-Plate

----- to -----

$0.09 to $0.38

Pay-by-Invoice (Video Toll)

$0.11 to $0.45

$0.11 to $0.45

 

2-AXLE VEHICLES w/1-AXLE TRAILER (CLASS 3 LIGHT) - 25% Decrease

Peak Period

 

Current Range

New Range

 

----------Per Mile Range----------

E-ZPass

$0.44 to $0.70

$0.33 to $0.53

Pay-by-Plate

----- to -----

$0.41 to $0.66

Pay-by-Invoice (Video Toll)

$0.66 to $1.05

$0.50 to $0.79

Off-Peak Period

 

Current Range

New Range

 

----------Per Mile Range----------

E-ZPass

$0.34 to $0.60

$0.26 to $0.45

Pay-by-Plate

----- to -----

$0.32 to $0.56

Pay-by-Invoice (Video Toll)

$0.51 to $0.90

$0.38 to $0.68

Overnight Period

 

Current Range

New Range

 

----------Per Mile Range----------

E-ZPass

$0.14 to $0.60

$0.11 to $0.45

Pay-by-Plate

----- to -----

$0.13 to $0.56

Pay-by-Invoice (Video Toll)

$0.21 to $0.90

$0.16 to $0.68

 

3-AXLE VEHICLES (CLASS 3 HEAVY)

Peak Period

 

Current Range

New Range

 

----------Per Mile Range----------

E-ZPass

$0.44 to $0.70

$0.44 to $0.70

Pay-by-Plate

----- to -----

$0.55 to $0.88

Pay-by-Invoice (Video Toll)

$0.66 to $1.05

$0.66 to $1.05

Off-Peak Period

 

Current Range

New Range

 

----------Per Mile Range----------

E-ZPass

$0.34 to $0.60

$0.34 to $0.60

Pay-by-Plate

----- to -----

$0.43 to $0.75

Pay-by-Invoice (Video Toll)

$0.51 to $0.90

$0.51 to $0.90

Overnight Period

 

Current Range

New Range

 

----------Per Mile Range----------

E-ZPass

$0.14 to $0.60

$0.14 to $0.60

Pay-by-Plate

----- to -----

$0.18 to $0.75

Pay-by-Invoice (Video Toll)

$0.21 to $0.90

$0.21 to $0.90

 

2-AXLE VEHICLES w/2-AXLE TRAILER (CLASS 4 LIGHT) - 17% Decrease

Peak Period

 

Current Range

New Range

 

----------Per Mile Range----------

E-ZPass

$0.66 to $1.05

$0.55 to $0.88

Pay-by-Plate

----- to -----

$0.69 to $1.09

Pay-by-Invoice (Video Toll)

$0.99 to $1.58

$0.83 to $1.31

Off-Peak Period

 

Current Range

New Range

 

----------Per Mile Range----------

E-ZPass

$0.51 to $0.90

$0.43 to $0.75

Pay-by-Plate

----- to -----

$0.53 to $0.94

Pay-by-Invoice (Video Toll)

$0.77 to $1.35

$0.64 to $1.13

Overnight Period

 

Current Range

New Range

 

----------Per Mile Range----------

E-ZPass

$0.21 to $0.90

$0.18 to $0.75

Pay-by-Plate

----- to -----

$0.22 to $0.94

Pay-by-Invoice (Video Toll)

$0.32 to $1.35

$0.26 to $1.13

 

4-AXLE VEHICLES (CLASS 4 HEAVY)

Peak Period

 

Current Range

New Range

 

----------Per Mile Range----------

E-ZPass

$0.66 to $1.05

$0.66 to $1.05

Pay-by-Plate

----- to -----

$0.83 to $1.31

Pay-by-Invoice (Video Toll)

$0.99 to $1.58

$0.99 to $1.58

 

Off-Peak Period

 

Current Range

New Range

 

----------Per Mile Range----------

E-ZPass

$0.51 to $0.90

$0.51 to $0.90

Pay-by-Plate

----- to -----

$0.64 to $1.13

Pay-by-Invoice (Video Toll)

$0.77 to $1.35

$0.77 to $1.35

Overnight Period

 

Current Range

New Range

 

----------Per Mile Range----------

E-ZPass

$0.21 to $0.90

$0.21 to $0.90

Pay-by-Plate

----- to -----

$0.26 to $1.13

Pay-by-Invoice (Video Toll)

$0.32 to $1.35

$0.32 to $1.35

 

 

5-AXLE VEHICLES (CLASS 5)

Peak Period

 

Current Range

New Range

 

----------Per Mile Range----------

E-ZPass

$1.32 to $2.10

$1.32 to $2.10

Pay-by-Plate

----- to -----

$1.65 to $2.63

Pay-by-Invoice (Video Toll)

$1.98 to $3.15

$1.98 to $3.15

Off-Peak Period

 

Current Range

New Range

 

----------Per Mile Range----------

E-ZPass

$1.02 to $1.80

$1.02 to $1.80

Pay-by-Plate

----- to -----

$1.28 to $2.25

Pay-by-Invoice (Video Toll)

$1.53 to $2.70

$1.53 to $2.70

Overnight Period

 

Current Range

New Range

 

----------Per Mile Range----------

E-ZPass

$0.42 to $1.80

$0.42 to $1.80

Pay-by-Plate

----- to -----

$0.53 to $2.25

Pay-by-Invoice (Video Toll)

$0.63 to $2.70

$0.63 to $2.70

 

6-AXLE VEHICLES (CLASS 6+)

Peak Period

 

Current Range

New Range

 

----------Per Mile Range----------

E-ZPass

$1.65 to $2.63

$1.65 to $2.63

Pay-by-Plate

----- to -----

$2.06 to $3.28

Pay-by-Invoice (Video Toll)

$2.48 to $3.94

$2.48 to $3.94

Off-Peak Period

 

Current Range

New Range

 

----------Per Mile Range----------

E-ZPass

$1.28 to $2.25

$1.28 to $2.25

Pay-by-Plate

----- to -----

$1.59 to $2.81

Pay-by-Invoice (Video Toll)

$1.91 to $3.38

$1.91 to $3.38

Overnight Period

 

Current Range

New Range

 

----------Per Mile Range----------

E-ZPass

$0.53 to $2.25

$0.53 to $2.25

Pay-by-Plate

----- to -----

$0.66 to $2.81

Pay-by-Invoice (Video Toll)

$0.79 to $3.38

$0.79 to $3.38

 

Proposed ICC and ETL Toll Rates:

Below are toll rate tables based on the proposed toll rate ranges. The proposed toll rates are based on the low end of the proposed toll rate ranges, consistent with the current toll rates:

  • The E-ZPass rates assume a minimum toll of $.40.
  • The Pay-by-Invoice rates assume a minimum toll of E-ZPass rate + $1 and maximum of E-ZPass rate +$15.
  • The new Pay-by-Plate rates assume a minimum toll of $.50.

ETL:

ICC:

 

Proposed Toll Rates for Other Toll Facilities

Proposed Toll Rates for Harbor Crossings*, John F. Kennedy Memorial Highway & Thomas J. Hatem Memorial Bridge, Harry W. Nice Memorial/Mac Middleton Bridge, and William Preston Lane Memorial (Bay) Bridge

*Harbor Crossings include the Francis Scott Key Bridge, Fort McHenry Tunnel, and Baltimore Harbor Tunnel

Motorcycle and New 3 and 4-axle Vehicle Class Rates

Motorcycles – 50% Decrease

 

Harbor Crossings

JFK & Hatem

Nice Bridge

Bay Bridge

 

Current Rate

New Rate

Current Rate

New Rate

 

Current Rate

New Rate

 

Current Rate

New Rate

MD E-ZPass

$3.00

$1.50

$6.00

$3.00

$4.50

$2.25

$2.50

$1.25

Cash, Non-MD E-ZPass, Pay by Plate

$4.00

$2.00

$8.00

$4.00

$6.00

$3.00

$4.00

$2.00

Pay by Invoice (Video Toll)

$6.00

$3.00

$12.00

$6.00

$9.00

$4.50

$6.00

$3.00

 

Cash, E-ZPass, New Payment Method – 17% to 25% Decrease

 

Harbor Crossings & Bay Bridge

JFK & Hatem

Nice Bridge

 

Current Rate

New Rate

Decrease %

Current Rate

New Rate

Decrease %

Current Rate

New Rate

Decrease %

Class 3 "light"

$8.00

$6.00

25%

$16.00

$12.00

25%

$12.00

$9.00

25%

Class 4 "light"

$12.00

$10.00

17%

$24.00

$20.00

17%

$18.00

$15.00

17%

Note:  Hatem E-ZPass 3 and 4-axle is discounted 30%:  3 "light" $8.40; 4 "light" $14.00

 

Video – 17% to 25% Decrease

 

Harbor Crossings & Bay Bridge

JFK & Hatem

Nice Bridge

 

Current Rate

New Rate

Decrease %

Current Rate

New Rate

Decrease %

Current Rate

New Rate

Decrease %

Class 3 "heavy"

$12.00

$9.00

25%

$24.00

$18.00

25%

$18.00

$13.50

25%

Class 4 "heavy"

$18.00

$15.00

17%

$36.00

$30.00

17%

$27.00

$22.50

17%

 

Pay by Plate Rate

New Payment Method

Axle

Harbor Crossings & Bay Bridge

JFK & Hatem

Nice Bridge

 

Cash

New Payment

Cash

New Payment

Cash

New Payment

Motorcycle

$2.00

$2.00

$4.00

$4.00

$3.00

$3.00

2

$4.00

$4.00

$8.00

$8.00

$6.00

$6.00

3 "light"

$6.00

$6.00

$12.00

$12.00

$9.00

$9.00

3 "heavy"

$8.00

$8.00

$16.00

$16.00

$12.00

$12.00

4 "light"

$10.00

$10.00

$20.00

$20.00

$15.00

$15.00

4 "heavy"

$12.00

$12.00

$24.00

$24.00

$18.00

$18.00

5

$24.00

$24.00

$48.00

$48.00

$36.00

$36.00

6+

$30.00

$30.00

$60.00

$60.00

$45.00

$45.00

 

Video Toll Early Payment Discount

15% Early Payment Discount

Axle

Harbor Crossings & Bay Bridge

JFK & Hatem

Nice Bridge

Motorcycle

$0.45

$0.90

$0.68

2

$0.90

$1.80

$1.35

3 "light"

$1.35

$2.70

$2.03

3 "heavy"

$1.80

$3.60

$2.70

4 "light"

$2.25

$4.50

$3.38

4 "heavy"

$2.70

$5.00

$4.05

5

$5.00

$5.00

$5.00

6+

$5.00

$5.00

$5.00

 

 

Governor Larry Hogan's Toll Announcement:

YouTube link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AH9iomx3VIY&feature=youtu.be

 

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