H.R.5389 - Hybrid HOV Access Act of 2004108th Congress (2003-2004)
|Sponsor:||Rep. Graves, Sam [R-MO-6] (Introduced 11/18/2004)|
|Committees:||House - Transportation and Infrastructure|
|Latest Action:||House - 11/18/2004 Referred to the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure. (All Actions)|
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Summary: H.R.5389 — 108th Congress (2003-2004)All Information (Except Text)
Introduced in House (11/18/2004)
Hybrid HOV Access Act of 2004 - Amends the Federal Aid Highways program to require a State agency that has jurisdiction over the operation of a HOV facility to establish the occupancy requirements of vehicles operating on the facility.
Requires such agency to permit motorcycles and bicycles to use the HOV facility.
Permits a State agency to restrict use of the HOV facility by motorcycles or bicycles (or both) if it certifies to the Secretary of Transportation that such use would create a safety hazard.
Prescribes guidelines under which a State agency may permit use of an HOV facility by: (1) public transportation vehicles and high occupancy toll vehicles; (2) inherently low-emission vehicles and low emission and energy-efficient vehicles; and (3) advanced lean burn technology vehicles.
Permits tolls to be charged on a HOV facility on the Interstate System.
Requires a State agency that allows low-emission and energy-efficient vehicles to use a HOV facility to certify to the Secretary that it will establish: (1) a continuous monitoring, assessment, and reporting program regarding the impacts such vehicles may have on the operation of the facility and adjacent highways; and (2) an enforcement program that ensures the facility is operated in accordance with this Act.
Directs the Administrator of the Environmental Protection to issue: (1) a final rule establishing certification requirements for low emission and energy-efficient vehicles and advanced lean burn technology vehicles; and (2) guidance on methods for determining whether a vehicle meets the fuel efficiency standards required to qualify as a hybrid vehicle.