FULTON COUNTY, GA (CBS ATL/WAOK) – Anti-toll activists are calling on Gov. Nathan Deal to honor his campaign pledge to get rid of the tolls on GA-400.

Voter GA said the tolls paid for the highway years ago and that there is no need to keep them.

In 2010, Candidate Nathan Deal promised to abolish the toll.

Garland Favorito, leader of Voter GA, delivered hundreds of letters to Deal’s office, demanding the governor eliminate the tolls.

State officials in the early 1990s promised they would remove the 50-cent toll once the highway was paid for. That was supposed to happen last year, but the state Road and Tollway Authority and the Georgia Department of Transportation voted to extend the toll to 2020. The agencies said they needed the additional money to pay for a $21-million interchange connecting GA-400 to Interstate-85.

Written and Submitted by: Asha Staples


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