AN ACT TO MAKE VARIOUS CHANGES TO THE TRANSPORTATION LAWS OF THE STATE.
Amends GS 136-89.214(a) to allow the Turnpike Authority to send toll bills by electronic mail after receiving written consent of the registered owner of the motor vehicle or the person who had care, custody, and control of the vehicle.
Amends GS 136-89.216 to provide that a person has only 45 days (was, 30 days) to pay unpaid tolls if they have received two or more bills for unpaid open road tolls without becoming subject to a $25 civil penalty. Effective July 1, 2015, applying to tolls incurred for travel in a Turnpike project on or after that date.
Allows the DOT to operate or contract for the following receipt-generating activities and use the proceeds to fund passenger rail operations: (1) operation of concessions on state-funded passenger trains and at passenger rail facilities, (2) the sale of naming rights to any passenger rail equipment or facility, (3) advertising on or within any passenger rail equipment or facility, and (4) any other receipt-generating activity not otherwise forbidden by applicable law.
Amends GS 66-58(c)(21) making clarifying and conforming changes and providing an exemption from the Umstead Act for the above receipt-generating activities.
Amends GS 20-161(f) making clarifying changes regarding which entities can clear wrecked vehicles and other obstacles from highways. Effective when the act becomes law, applying to any obstructions to traffic arising on or after 12:01 a.m. of the day following that date.
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