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H.B. 202 Enrolled

                 

511 COMMUNICATIONS SYSTEM

                 
2001 GENERAL SESSION

                 
STATE OF UTAH

                 
Sponsor: Marda Dillree

                  This act modifies the Transportation Code to provide for the implementation of "511" traveler
                  information services by the Department of Transportation. The act provides for rulemaking
                  and for agreements to share the cost of the service.
                  This act affects sections of Utah Code Annotated 1953 as follows:
                  ENACTS:
                      72-6-119, Utah Code Annotated 1953
                  Be it enacted by the Legislature of the state of Utah:
                      Section 1. Section 72-6-119 is enacted to read:
                      72-6-119. "511" Traveler information services -- Lead agency -- Implementation --
                  Cooperation -- Rulemaking -- Costs.
                      (1) As used in this section, "511" or "511 service" means three-digit telecommunications dialing
                  to access intelligent transportation system -- traveler information service provided in the state in
                  accordance with the Federal Communications Commission and United States Department of
                  Transportation.
                      (2) The department is the state's lead agency for implementing 511 service and is the state's point
                  of contact for coordinating 511 service with telecommunications service providers.
                      (3) The department shall:
                      (a) implement and administer 511 service in the state;
                      (b) coordinate with the highway authorities and public transit districts to provide advanced
                  multimodal traveler information through 511 service and other means; and
                      (c) in accordance with Title 63, Chapter 46a, Utah Administrative Rulemaking Act, make rules
                  as necessary to implement this section.
                      (4) (a) In accordance with Title 11, Chapter 13, Interlocal Cooperation Act, the department
                  shall enter into agreements or contracts with highway authorities and public transit districts to share the


                  costs of implementing and administering 511 service in the state.
                      (b) The department shall enter into other agreements or contracts relating to the 511 service to
                  offset the costs of implementing and administering 511 service in the state.

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