101 STAT. 208
PUBLIC LAW 100-17—APR. 2, 1987
compact, the State of New Jersey and the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania may construct a bridge across the Delaware River in the vicinity of Easton, Pennsylvania, and Phillipsburg, New Jersey, within ten miles of the existing toll bridge at that location. All the rest and remainder of the compact, as amended or supplemented, shall be in full force and effect except to the extent it is inconsistent with this supplemental agreement. "(b) The commission is authorized to fix, charge, or collect fees, rentals, tolls, or any other charges on the proposed bridge to be constructed in the vicinity of Easton, Pennsylvania, and Phillipsburg, New Jersey, in the same manner and to the same extent that it can do so for other toll bridges under its jurisdiction and control: Provided, That the United States Government has approved the bridge to be a part of the National System of Interstate and Defense Highways with 90 per centum of the cost of construction to be contributed by the United States Government: And provided further, That the non-Federal share of such bridge project is contributed by the commission. The commission is further authorized in the same manner and to the same extent that it can do so for all the other toll bridges under its jurisdiction and control to fix, charge, and collect fees, rentals, tolls or any other charges on any other bridge within its jurisdiction and control if such bridge has been constructed in part with Federal funds. "(c) The consent of Congress to this compact shall constitute Federal approval of the powers herein vested in the commission and shall also constitute authority to the United States Department of Transportation or any successor agency and the intent of Congress to grant and Federal approvals required hereunder to permit the commission to fix, charge, and collect fees, rentals, tolls, or any other charges on the bridges within its jurisdiction to the extent provided in subsections (a) and (b) and this subsection and the compact. "(d) Notwithstanding the above provisions, the commission shall not fix, charge, or collect fees, rentals, tolls, or any other charges on any of the various bridges formerly toll or otherwise over the Delaware River between the State of New Jersey and the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania heretofore acquired by the commission pursuant to the provisions of the act of the State of New Jersey approved April 1, 1912 (chapter 297), and all supplements and amendments thereto, and the act of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania approved May 8, 1919 (Pamphlet Laws 148), and all supplements and amendments thereto. "(e) At any time that the commission shall be free of all outstanding indebtedness, the State of New Jersey and the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania may, by the enactment of substantially similar acts, require the elimination of all tolls, rates, rents, and other charges on all bridges within the commission's jurisdiction and control and, thereafter, all costs and charges in connection with the construction, management, operation, maintenance, and betterment of bridges within the jurisdiction and control of the commission shall be the financial responsibility of the States as provided by law.". SEC. 152. PROHIBITION ON WIDENING HISTORIC DISTRICT.
None of the funds authorized by this Act or any other Act or any amendment made by this Act may be obligated for a project to widen any State route through the historic district of the village of