2012 Florida Statutes
TITLE XXVI — PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION
Chapter 338 — LIMITED ACCESS AND TOLL FACILITIES
338.161 — Authority of department or toll agencies to advertise and promote electronic toll collection; expanded uses of electronic toll collection system; authority of department to collect tolls, fares, and fees for private and public entities.


FL Stat § 338.161 (2012 through 2nd Reg Sess) What's This?

338.161 Authority of department or toll agencies to advertise and promote electronic toll collection; expanded uses of electronic toll collection system; authority of department to collect tolls, fares, and fees for private and public entities.—

(1) The department may incur expenses for paid advertising, marketing, and promotion of toll facilities and electronic toll collection products and services. Promotions may include discounts and free products.

(2) The department may receive funds from advertising placed on electronic toll collection products and promotional materials to defray the costs of products and services.

(3) The department or any toll agency created by statute may incur expenses to advertise or promote its electronic toll collection system to consumers on or off the turnpike or toll system.

(4) If the department or toll agency created by statute finds that it can increase nontoll revenues or add convenience or other value for its customers, the department or toll agency may enter into agreements with a private or public entity allowing the use of its electronic toll collection system to pay parking fees for vehicles equipped with a transponder or similar device. The department or toll agency may initiate feasibility studies of other future uses of its electronic toll collection system and make recommendations to the Legislature to authorize such uses.

(5) If the department finds that it can increase nontoll revenues or add convenience or other value for its customers, and if a public or private transportation facility owner agrees that its facility will become interoperable with the department s electronic toll collection and video billing systems, the department 1is authorized to enter into an agreement with the 2private or public entities for the department s use of its electronic toll collection and video billing systems to collect and enforce for the owner tolls, fares, administrative fees, and other applicable charges 3imposed in connection with use of transportation facilities of the 4private or public entities that become interoperable with the department s electronic toll collection system. The department may modify its rules regarding toll collection procedures and the imposition of administrative charges to be applicable to toll facilities that are not part of the turnpike system or otherwise owned by the department. This subsection may not be construed to limit the authority of the department under any other provision of law or under any agreement entered into prior to July 1, 2012.

History.—s. 16, ch. 97-280; s. 16, ch. 2000-266; s. 35, ch. 2007-196; s. 24, ch. 2012-128; s. 43, ch. 2012-174.

1Note.—As amended by s. 43, ch. 2012-174. The amendment by s. 24, ch. 2012-128, used the word may instead of the words is authorized to.

2Note.—As amended by s. 43, ch. 2012-174. The amendment by s. 24, ch. 2012-128, used the words owner of such facility under which the department uses instead of the words private or public entities for the department s use of.

3Note.—As amended by s. 43, ch. 2012-174. The amendment by s. 24, ch. 2012-128, used the word due instead of the word imposed.

4Note.—As amended by s. 43, ch. 2012-174. The amendment by s. 24, ch. 2012-128, used the words owner s facility instead of the words private or public entities.

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