SRTA Considers Offering Toll Credits to “Regular Users” Who Avoid I-85 HOT Lanes during Peak Hours

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports, “Consider this a reverse toll: Thousands of I-85 drivers who frequently pay to use the toll express lanes in Gwinnett and DeKalb could get a new financial inducement to not use the lanes during peak times.” [Emphasis added.] The report adds, “Georgia officials are working out details to offer toll credits to many regular users of the HOT lanes if they avoid traveling those lanes at the most congested periods of the day, said Chris Tomlinson, the executive director of the State Road & Tollway Authority.” The program is an expansion of a pilot project, the report adds.