Norris Continues to Promote “Green Travel”

On January 27, 2009, in News 2009, by Mark Norris

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Chuck Grimes January 27, 2009 Phone: (615) 741-1967 NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Tennessee Senate Majority Leader Mark Norris (R-Collierville) announced today that the Tennessee Department of Revenue has begun accepting applications for the SmartPass which will allow drivers of approved hybrid vehicles to drive in high-occupancy vehicle (HOV) lanes. Norris, the prime […]

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Contact: Chuck Grimes

January 27, 2009
Phone: (615) 741-1967

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Tennessee Senate Majority Leader Mark Norris (R-Collierville) announced today that the Tennessee Department of Revenue has begun accepting applications for the SmartPass which will allow drivers of approved hybrid vehicles to drive in high-occupancy vehicle (HOV) lanes. Norris, the prime sponsor of the Senate bill creating the SmartPass program, hopes the new allowance will help to further reduce congestion by putting more cars out of vacant lanes.

“The HOV lanes are under-utilized,” says Norris. “This reduces congestion without the expense of building new lanes, and it encourages the use of more fuel-efficient hybrids.”

SmartPass applications are being accepted by the Department of Revenue online or by mail. Information about the program is available at http://www.tennessee.gov/revenue/vehicle/hovpass.htm or by calling 1-888-871-3171.

Senator Norris, who has served District 32 since 2000, represents the West Tennessee Counties of Shelby, Tipton, Lauderdale, and Dyer.

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