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Revenue from I-85 toll lanes less than projected

One year after the toll lanes were put in place on Interstate 85 northeast of Atlanta, documents obtained by The Atlanta Journal-Constitution show that revenues fell short of even the state's lowest-case projections.

The Trucker News Services

10/3/2012

ATLANTA — State records show that revenues from interstate tolls in metro Atlanta have failed to meet expectations.

One year after the toll lanes were put in place on Interstate 85 northeast of Atlanta, documents obtained by The Atlanta Journal-Constitution  show that revenues fell short of even the state's lowest-case projections.

However, an increasing number of drivers are using the so-called HOT lanes. State records show that thousands of people have signed up for Peach Passes, and revenue is generally rising.

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State Road and Tollway Authority officials say they're not disappointed with the revenues during the first year of operation for the lanes.

The I-85 toll lanes span about 16 miles from near Chamblee Tucker Road, just south of I-285, to Old Peachtree Road in Gwinnett and DeKalb counties.

Kevin Jones of The Trucker staff can be reached for comment at kevinj@thetrucker.com.

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