FEASIBILITY OF TOLL REMOVAL FROM THE INTERSTATE HIGHWAY SYSTEM

Reflecting continuing Congressional and broad public interest in toll removal from the Interstate Highway System, a sample of eight System toll facilities was selected for study; findings from the information collection and analysis processes are employed to develop feasible alternatives for toll freeing. The selected sample contains practically all of the variations in legal, financial and organizational conditions present in the universe of System toll facilities. Four feasible alternatives were developed, their ramifications examined and quantified. Legal issues were extensively dealt with to establish the scope of needed legislation at Federal and State levels. Contrary opinions regarding the Federal power to order toll removal are expressed. Hence, more indirect Federal measures to elicit States' cooperation are recommended, while Federal expenditures to achieve debt defeasance are quantified. Assessment of the political climate suggests the need for energetic Federal leadership and enthusiastic Congressional sponsorship, should the reexamination of Federal priorities recommended, favor toll removal. Urban crossings are recommended for exclusion from any toll removal paln. /FHWA/

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Appendices: Appendix A--Statutory Provisions Applicable to Sample Facilities; Appenidx B--Pertinent Provisions of Bond Resolutions and Trust Indentures of Sample Facilities; Appendix C--Persons Consulted in Connection with Study.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Moshman Associates, Incorporated

    6400 Goldsboro Road
    Bethesda, MD  United States  20034
  • Publication Date: 1974-6

Media Info

  • Features: Appendices; Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 147 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00265357
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: DOT-FH-11-8260 Final Rpt.
  • Contract Numbers: DOT-FH-11-8260
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jan 29 1975 12:00AM