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Saturday February 13th, 2016 6:43PM
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Deal asks authority to reverse ban on complimentary tolls

By Staff
ATLANTA - At the request of Governor Deal, the State Road and Tollway Authority has reversed its decision to ban the so-called "pay it forward" tolls on Georgia 400.

State Road and Tollway Authority Executive Director Christopher Tomlinson, in an announcement on the Authority web site, announced Friday afternoon that the practice of "pay-it-forward" toll payments will be reinstated.

"With only a few months left until the tolls are removed from GA 400, Governor Deal felt it was important that we look at the toll payment policy to see if there might be a way to reinstate this long-held tradition of courtesy
payments," Tomlinson said in the statement.

"Working with staff, we have devised a workaround that protects cashiers from
erroneous complaints, while allowing customers to pay tolls for their fellow motorists, confident that other drivers will benefit from their generosity."

Officials had decided to put a stop to the practice of allowing motorists to pay tolls for vehicles behind them in line because they said they had received numerous complaints that those drivers were not getting the benefit of the free toll.

The toll booths on Georgia 400 will come down later this year. The state stops collecting tolls on November 21.
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