11.07.07.02

.02 Definitions.

A. In this chapter, the following terms have the meanings indicated.

B. Terms Defined.

(1) “Agreement” means the application and its corresponding terms and conditions to establish an E-ZPass account which sets out the terms and conditions, and instructions for use of the Authority's electronic toll collection system.

(2) “Authority” means the Maryland Transportation Authority and its designated agents.

(3) “Authority highway” has the meaning stated in Transportation Article, §21-1401, Annotated Code of Maryland.

(4) “CCU” means the Maryland Department of Budget and Management Central Collection Unit.

(5) “Citation” means a notice of a toll violation and related civil penalties sent by the Authority, pursuant to Transportation Article, §21-1414, Annotated Code of Maryland, to a person who is required to and fails to pay a video toll established by the Authority.

(6) “Electronic toll collection” has the meaning stated in Transportation Article, §21-1414, Annotated Code of Maryland.

(7) “Electronic payment method” means any noncash payment acceptable to the Authority.

(8) “E-ZPass account” means a financial relationship between the Authority and a person who agrees to abide by the Agreement established for the electronic collection of tolls.

(9) “E-ZPass account maintenance fee” means any monetary charge that may be assessed to offset the cost of electronic toll collection accounts and is set in accordance with Chapter .05 of this subtitle.

(10) “Final notice” means a written administrative notice from the Authority of outstanding amounts due to the Authority when preparing to refer amounts due through a notice of referral to the CCU in accordance with Regulation .08C of this chapter.

(11) “Final toll violation” means the total amount due as a result of a toll violation where a citation has been issued, is not paid and:

(a) A person fails to request a hearing within the time permitted pursuant to Transportation Article, §21-1414(d)(6), Annotated Code of Maryland;

(b) A person fails to appear for a trial requested in District Court and has exhausted all appeals; or

(c) A person is adjudicated to be liable for the toll violation by the District Court and has exhausted all appeals.

(12) “Motor Vehicle Administration (MVA)” means the Motor Vehicle Administration of the Department of Transportation.

(13) “Notice of toll due” or “NOTD” means an administrative notice of a video toll transaction.

(14) “Past due notice” means a written administrative notice from the Authority, sent when payment for a toll violation remains due through a notice of referral to the MVA in accordance with Regulations .08A or .08B of this chapter.

(15) “Pay” means the Authority receives payment by:

(a) Cash;

(b) Permitting a charge against an E-ZPass account with a balance sufficient to pay the toll due;

(c) Pay-By-Plate; or

(d) Another means of payment approved by the Authority.

(16) “Pay-By-Plate” means a payment method whereby a customer provides their vehicle license plate information and a valid electronic payment method to the Authority prior to travel for processing toll payments at Authority facilities.

(17) “Person alleged to be liable” has the meaning stated in Transportation Article, §21-1414, Annotated Code of Maryland.

(18) “Posted speed limit” means the speed limit posted in an electronic toll collection lane.

(19) “Recorded image” has the meaning stated in Transportation Article, §21-1414, Annotated Code of Maryland.

(20) “Registered owner” has the meaning stated in Transportation Article, 21-1414, Annotated Code of Maryland.

(21) “Speed violation” means a violation of the posted speed limit in an electronic toll collection lane.

(22) “State” means any state of the United States, the District of Columbia, a possession of the United States, or a province or territory of Canada.

(23) “Toll” means the amount of money due as established by the Authority for passage of a vehicle on an Authority highway.

(24) “Toll collection facility” has the meaning stated in Transportation Article, §21-1414, Annotated Code of Maryland.

(25) “Toll violation” means the failure to pay a video toll within the time prescribed by the Authority in a notice of toll due and as otherwise provided in a response from the Authority regarding a denial of a transfer of liability.

(26) “Transponder” means a device which is designed to transmit information used to collect tolls and is associated with a particular toll collection account.

(27) “Trip” means one passage of a vehicle on an Authority highway where a toll is normally collected.

(28) “Vehicle” means a motor vehicle as defined by Transportation Article, §11-135, Annotated Code of Maryland.

(29) “Video monitoring system” has the meaning stated in Transportation Article, §21-1414, Annotated Code of Maryland.

(30) “Video toll” has the meaning stated in Transportation Article, §21-1414, Annotated Code of Maryland.

(31) “Video toll transaction” has the meaning stated in Transportation Article, §21-1414, Annotated Code of Maryland.