Confused About HOT Lanes? UPDATE Governor Steps In
UPDATE: Late this afternoon Governor Nathan Deal decided to provide some relief for frustrated commuters who have been complaining all week about traffic nightmares brought on by the institution of the HOT lanes on I-85.
Among the changes that take effect immediately, the rate you pay to use the toll lanes will be reduced. Governor Deal also said officials are looking at putting in more entry and exit points and reducing the number of people needed to ride in your car in order to use the toll lanes free. More in this report from the AJC
ATLANTA (WAOK)-This week has been a nightmare for people commuting into Atlanta from I-85. State officials instituted the new HOT (High Occupancy Toll ) lanes on Monday. Since then thousands of motorists have complained that the new lanes actually added time to their commute.
Malika Wilkins, Director of Marketing and Communications for theState Road and Tollway Authority talked to Tina Douglass to help clear up commuter’s confusion about the switch to the Peach Pass accounts and what this switch means to them.
The Peach Pass enables drivers to roll through the toll at 400 as well as use the new express lanes on Interstate 85.
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