The House’s surface transportation reauthorization bill, titled the INVEST in America Act, was introduced last week by the chairman of the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee and amended after 24 hours of markup spread over two days. The bill included new language on congestion pricing, a topic Eno is closely tracking.
Section 1110(e) of H.R. 2 as introduced states, “The Secretary may authorize conversion of a non-tolled lane on the National Highway System to a toll facility to utilize pricing to manage the demand to use the facility by varying the toll amount that is charged.”
The language introduced in the congestion pricing subparagraph and the broader section on tolling in the bill removes limits on the number and type of facilities that can be tolled, but incurs additional requirements of the public authorities looking to toll.