Press release from Austin Scott:
Atlanta – Representative Austin Scott, a Republican candidate for governor, today announced legislation to eliminate the toll from Georgia Highway 400. HB 1443 dismantles the State Road and Tollway Authority, the state agency that oversees the toll and collects $22 Million annually from GA-400 travelers, as well as the toll road it operates.
“When this project began, citizens and government agreed that the toll would come down when the road was paid for,” Scott said. “Yet when Roy Barnes was governor, he directed a change in the legislation that will leave the toll up indefinitely. Now more than ever, Georgians should be concerned with their ever-expanding government. Why should taxpayers spend $20 Million to run an agency that provides $2 Million in road maintenance?”
HB 1443 will eliminate the toll and transfer any ongoing business of the SRTA into the Georgia Department of Transportation.
“This bill is about giving Georgians a smaller government that stands behind its promises, and putting money back in the pockets of Georgia families,” he added.