Sounds like a good idea to me:
“I think the people are looking for some help, for somebody to do something,” Gwinnett Commission Chairman Charles Bannister said. “It’s the most congested area and it can determine whether or not a toll system will work.”
The grant application, which was submitted Monday, would convert 14.3 miles of I-85’s HOV lanes to high-occupancy toll lanes, from Interstate 285 to Old Peachtree Road. HOV lanes would become HOT lanes both north and southbound.
Drivers with three or more people in their car could continue to drive in the lanes for free, as could buses and motorcycles. But single drivers or those with only one passenger would be required to pay to use the lanes on a sliding scale.
The cost of entering a HOT lane would vary based on the time of day and the distance traveled, State Road and Tollway Authority Director Rosa Clausell Rountree said. She expected the average trip to be $2.75.
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