Administrative Code

Virginia Administrative Code
Title 24. Transportation and Motor Vehicles
Agency 30. Department of Transportation
4/3/2020

Chapter 620.

24VAC30-620-10. Applicability and effective dates.

This chapter applies to the following facilities: the Dulles Toll Road, located in the Northern Virginia District; the Powhite Parkway Extension Toll Road, located in the Richmond District; and the George P. Coleman Bridge, located in the Hampton Roads District, all administered by the Innovative Finance and Revenue Operations Division.

Statutory Authority

§ 33.2-210 of the Code of Virginia.

Historical Notes

Derived from VR385-01-68 § 1, eff. October 4, 1995; amended, Virginia Register Volume 11, Issue 26, eff. October, 18, 1995; Volume 21, Issue 15, eff. May 22, 2005.

24VAC30-620-20. General conditions and criteria concerning suspension of toll collection.

A. Tolls may be temporarily suspended on any toll facility subject to this chapter, under the following conditions:

1. The Commissioner of Highways or his designee has investigated or assessed a threat to public safety on or in the vicinity of the toll facility; and

2. As a result of the investigation or assessment, the Commissioner of Highways or his designee believes that a temporary suspension of toll collection will alleviate an actual or potential threat or risk to the public's safety, or facilitate the flow of traffic on or within the vicinity of the toll facility.

B. Incidents which may justify the temporary suspension of toll collection operations include, but are not limited to, the following: natural disasters, such as hurricanes, tornadoes, fires, and floods; accidental releases of hazardous materials, such as chemical spills; major traffic accidents, such as multi-vehicle collisions; and any other incidents deemed to present a risk to public safety.

C. Judicial proceedings arising from any incident resulting in the suspension of toll collection will be conducted as provided for by § 33.2-613 of the Code of Virginia.

Statutory Authority

§ 33.2-210 of the Code of Virginia.

Historical Notes

Derived from VR385-01-68 § 2, eff. October 4, 1995; amended, Virginia Register Volume 11, Issue 26, eff. October, 18, 1995; Volume 28, Issue 4, eff. November 23, 2011; Volume 31, Issue 7, eff. December 31, 2014.

24VAC30-620-30. Rates and delegation of authority to suspend toll collection.

A. The Commissioner of Highways delegates the authority to suspend toll collection operations on the Dulles Toll Road to the Dulles Toll Road's Toll Facilities Administrative Director, subject to consultation with the Northern Virginia District Administrator and to the conditions and criteria outlined in 24VAC30-620-20 A and B. At his discretion, the Dulles Toll Road's Toll Facilities Administrative Director may delegate this authority to others within the toll facility's organization. This delegation of authority includes establishing policies and procedures specific to the toll facility governing the investigation and decision-making processes associated with the possible suspension of toll collections. These policies and procedures shall become part of the toll facility's operating plan.

B. The following are the toll rate schedules for the Dulles Toll Road.

DULLES TOLL ROAD RATE STRUCTURE

VEHICLE CLASS

MAIN PLAZA

ALL RAMPS

Two axles1

$0.75

$0.50

Three axles2

$1.00

$0.75

Four axles

$1.25

$1.00

Five axles

$1.50

$1.25

Six axles or more

$1.75

$1.50

1Includes passenger cars, motorcycles, motorcycles equipped with a sidecar, towing a trailer or equipped with a sidecar and towing a trailer, and 2-axle trucks (4 and 6 tires).

2Includes trucks, buses, and passenger cars with trailers.

C. The Commissioner of Highways delegates the authority to suspend toll collection operations on the Powhite Parkway Extension Toll Road to the Richmond Toll Facilities' Toll Facilities Administrative Director, subject to consultation with the Richmond District Administrator and to the conditions and criteria outlined in 24VAC30-620-20 A and B. At his discretion, the Richmond Toll Facilities' Toll Facilities Administrative Director may delegate this authority to others within the toll facility's organization. This delegation of authority includes establishing policies and procedures specific to the toll facility governing the investigation and decision-making processes associated with the possible suspension of toll collections. These policies and procedures shall become part of the toll facility's operating plan.

D. The following are the toll rate schedules for the Powhite Parkway Extension Toll Road.

POWHITE PARKWAY EXTENSION TOLL ROAD MAXIMUM RATE STRUCTURE

VEHICLE CLASS

MAIN LINE PLAZA

MAIN LINE PLAZA - EAST & WEST RAMP

RAMP - ROUTE 60

RAMP - COURTHOUSE ROAD

Two axle vehicles1

$0.75

$0.25

$0.25

$0.50

Three axle vehicles

$1.00

$0.35

$0.35

$0.60

Four axle vehicles

$1.25

$0.45

$0.45

$0.70

Five axle vehicles

$1.50

$0.55

$0.55

$0.80

Six axle vehicles

$1.50

$0.55

$0.55

$0.80

1Includes passenger cars, motorcycles, motorcycles equipped with a sidecar, towing a trailer or equipped with a sidecar and towing a trailer, and 2-axle trucks (4 and 6 tires).

E. The Commissioner of Highways delegates the authority to suspend toll collection operations on the George P. Coleman Bridge to the George P. Coleman Bridge Facility's Toll Facilities Administrative Director, subject to consultation with the Hampton Roads District Administrator and to the conditions and criteria outlined in 24VAC30-620-20 A and B. At his discretion, the George P. Coleman Bridge Facility's Toll Facilities Administrative Director may delegate this authority to others within the toll facility's organization. This delegation of authority includes establishing policies and procedures specific to the toll facility governing the investigation and decision-making processes associated with the possible suspension of toll collections. These policies and procedures shall become part of the toll facility's operating plan.

F. The following are the toll rate schedules for the George P. Coleman Bridge.

GEORGE P. COLEMAN BRIDGE TOLL RATE STRUCTURE

VEHICLE CLASS1

ONE-WAY RATE

Motorcycles, pedestrians and bicyclists2

$0.85

Commuter ETC cars, vans, pick-ups

$0.85

Commuter ETC two-axle commercial vans/trucks

$0.85

Cars, vans, pick-ups

$2.00

Two-axle, six-tire trucks and buses

$2.00

Three-axle vehicles and buses

$3.00

Four or more-axle vehicles

$4.00

1Commuter toll rates will be available only via the Smart Tag/E-Pass electronic toll collection (ETC) system to two-axle vehicles making three round-trip crossings within a 90-day period on the George P. Coleman Bridge.

2Includes motorcycles equipped with a sidecar, towing a trailer, or equipped with a sidecar and towing a trailer. Motorcyclists requesting this rate must use the manual toll collection lanes because the Automatic Vehicle Identification system cannot accommodate the $0.85 rate.

Statutory Authority

§ 33.2-210 of the Code of Virginia.

Historical Notes

Derived from VR385-01-68 § 3, eff. October 4, 1995; amended, Virginia Register Volume 11, Issue 26, eff. October, 18, 1995; Volume 12, Issue 20, eff. July 24, 1996; Volume 13, Issue 18, eff. July 1, 1997; Volume 14, Issue 25, eff. September 30, 1998; Volume 21, Issue 15, eff. May 22, 2005; Volume 21, Issue 22, eff. August 20, 2005; Volume 28, Issue 4, eff. November 23, 2011.



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