GA 400, Georgia's Tollway
Atlanta's commuters rely heavily on the GA 400 Extension
to facilitate commutes between work and home. Completed in 1993, the GA 400
extension got its start with funding through the 1987 Federal Highway Act,
which provided $98 million for a "High Technology
Demonstration Project" to bring electronic toll collection (ETC)
using automated vehicle identification to the area. It was the first project
of its kind in the United States. Today, about 119,000 people use the
6.2-mile system every day. SRTA brings convenience to motorists by offering
the option of electronic toll collection or ETC. Approximately 41% percent of
all vehicles traveling GA 400 use the windshield-mounted
"Cruise Card," for
cashless payment of tolls.
The average weekday revenue collected at the toll plaza on GA 400 is
approximately $59,000 per day.
All tolls collected are used to pay down bond debt, operate and maintain the
road and assist in financing SRTA's overall operations.
SRTA's Board, which is chaired by the Governor, is
responsible for the accounting of these funds and annually adopts a budget
allocating all revenue in order to ensure safe and efficient operations of
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