Caltrans Notice: Proposal to Amend AVI Protocol Used for Electronic Toll Collection

The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) proposes to amend the California Code of Regulations, Title 21, Division 2, Chapter 16, concerning the automatic vehicle identification (AVI) protocol used for electronic toll collection (ETC) in California. Specifically, Caltrans is proposing to amend the regulation to define the 6C protocol as the AVI protocol for ETC effective January 1, 2019. It also will establish a sunset date of January 1, 2024 for the existing AVI protocol for ETC, known colloquially as “Title 21.”

Copies of the Notice of Proposed Action, an Initial Statement of Reasons, which includes a Standardized Regulatory Impact Assessment, and the text of the proposed regulations can be accessed on the Caltrans Title 21 Support webpage: Other related documents are also available at that website.

Any interested person may submit written comments relevant to the proposed regulation action to Caltrans. The written comment period closes at 5:00 pm on February 16, 2017. To be considered by Caltrans, comments must be submitted to and received by Caltrans Division of Traffic Operations, Attention: Steve Hancock, 1120 N Street, MS-36, Sacramento, California 95814; by fax at (916) 653-6080; or by e-mail with a subject line of “Title 21 Public Comment” at before the close of the comment period.

A public hearing on this proposed action has been scheduled.

Date and Time: February 16, 2017 – 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Place: Board Room – 1st Floor
Bay Area Metro Center
375 Beale Street
San Francisco, CA 94105

Following the public comment period and public hearing, the proposal may be adopted substantially as set forth without further notice.

Please direct any inquiries regarding this action to: Steve Hancock at (916) 654-6007 or by e-mail at