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File #: 21-2671    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Agreement Status: Agenda Ready
File created: 6/1/2021 In control: Commissioners Court
On agenda: 6/8/2021 Final action:
Title: Recommendation to adopt the revised HCTRA Non-Revenue Usage Policy to include Metropolitan Transit Authority of Harris County, Texas (METRO) in-service public transportation revenue vehicles, include Veterans Tolling Discount Program and to revise sections impacted by HCTRA moving towards an entirely electronic tolling system.
Attachments: 1. 21-2671 - REVISED 02.2-PL0051-Non-revenueUsagePolicy R.5 - FINAL - updated
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To: Harris County Commissioners Court

Date: June 8, 2021

Through: Roberto Trevi?o, P.E., Executive Director, Toll Road Authority
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Prepared By: Roberto Trevi?o, P.E., Executive Director, Toll Road Authority

Subject: Harris County Toll Road Authority (HCTRA) Non-Revenue Usage Policy Revision
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Purpose and Request:
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Recommendation to adopt the revised HCTRA Non-Revenue Usage Policy to include Metropolitan Transit Authority of Harris County, Texas (METRO) in-service public transportation revenue vehicles, include Veterans Tolling Discount Program and to revise sections impacted by HCTRA moving towards an entirely electronic tolling system.
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Background and Discussion:

On April 22, 2008, Commissioners Court adopted the HCTRA Non-Revenue Usage Policy to allow free passage to vehicles that were shown to be in the public's and HCTRA's best interest.

A revision to the policy is recommended to add METRO to facilitate a multi-modal transportation system that ensures safe and efficient travel for all individuals in the Houston Metropolitan Area. This is in the public interest and in the interest of the Toll Roads, to continue and expand public safety and mobility develop public and governmental awareness, support, and acceptance of the Toll Roads; and promote enhanced use. The public purpose will be expanded by permitting certain in-service Metro vehicles to have free passage on HCTRA toll roads in order to promote public transportation; increase ride sharing; improve regional mobility (particularly of underserved communities); reduce vehicular traffic; improve roadway safety; and alleviate environmental pollution by reducing the emission of greenhouse gases. HCTRA will ensure that this public purpose is realized by implementing controls to identify METRO vehicles eligible for free passage, including requirements that METRO maintain an updated EZ TAG account and display an EZ TAG on all qualified vehicl...

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