Monday, May 13, 2013
Multiple victims have already come forward.
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Monday, May 13
Local police are warning residents about a scam in which a man claims to be a Fulton County Sheriff’s Deputy. According to several locals who've fallen victim to the scam, the man calls and tells a resident that there is a warrant for their arrest for speeding through the toll booth on GA 400. He then claims that the warrant will be voided if they pay a fine by credit card or money order. "This is a scam," authorities wrote in an alert on Monday morning. "The police department or sheriff’s office would never call you for a payment. Do not give out your credit card information, bank account number or purchase a money order."
Saturday, March 23, 2013
The GA 400 toll plaza is expected to come down on November 21, 2013.
Alpharetta and Milton commuters who travel on GA 400 and who are use to using the toll booth will have another reason to give thanks on Thanksgiving – there will be no toll booth. The State Road and Tollway Authority said on Thursday the toll plaza will come down on Nov. 21, reports WSBTV.com. Gov. Deal: GA 400 Tolls End in December 2013 Last summer Gov. Nathan Deal promised an end to the tolls by Dec. 1, 2013, saying that bonds issued by the state will be paid off by that time, allowing the tolls to be removed. But it looks like that measure has been moved to a week before Thanksgiving, weather permitting. A spokesperson of the Tollway Authority told WSBTV.com that it anticipates an 18 percent increase in volume once the tolls are removed…
Monday, October 22, 2012
For two hours all the northbound and southbound tolls will be paid, with Harry the Hawk and Atlanta Hawks cheerleaders on hand.
Even if you never watch the game you'll appreciate the Atlanta Hawks on Wednesday morning, as the team is paying for all tolls on GA 400. From 7 a.m.-9 a.m., the Atlanta Hawks will sponsor northbound and southbound tolls, including the 50 cent and cashier lanes, and the Cruise Card/Peach Pass lanes. The tolls are being paid in partnership with the State Road and Tollway Authority. Not only will the tolls be paid. Harry the Hawk and Atlanta Hawks cheerleaders will be at the tolls handing out magnet game schedules, Hawks air fresheners and $50 Hawks Cards good toward the purchase of tickets to Hawks home games in November and December. “Our hometown fans were introduced to a team with a lot of new faces this preseason, and now the Atlanta …
Friday, July 20, 2012
Toll removal champion Garland Favorito reminds people the State Road and Tollway Authority still has to vote on Gov. Nathan Deal's pledge to remove Ga. 400 tolls next year and argues why they should be taken out now.
It's been a long time coming and while some are thrilled with the July 19 announcement that Gov. Nathan Deal has pledged to remove the Ga. 400 toll booth in December of next year, others feel it's not soon enough. Led by Roswell resident Garland Favorito, VoterGa’s Free Ga. 400 project leaders have called for the removal of the toll since it was extended during 2010. The group presented Deal with 400 petitions on July 17 requesting that he adhere to the original Ga. 400 construction agreements between Atlanta and the state, according to a recent press release from VoterGa. "We are encouraged that Gov. Deal has once again pledged to remove the toll so that all Georgia transportation projects are funded in an equal manner for all Georgians…
Thursday, July 19, 2012
The Governor said the state can't pay off bonds tied to toll revenue until after Dec. 1, 2013, or it would pay a penalty.
UPDATED, 1 P.M.: Comments from more elected officials and other politicans have been inserted into this story. Add your comments below. Gov. Nathan Deal promises that an end to tolls on GA 400 is in sight, though that won't be until after Dec. 1, 2013–yes, next year. The Governor said bonds issued by the state will be paid off by that time, allowing the tolls to be removed. This will stop collection four years earlier than previously planned, according to a release sent out this morning. “Ga. 400 commuters have paid more than their fair share already, and this is the earliest we can bring it down without paying a penalty for early repayment of the bonds,” Deal said. “When the Ga. 400 toll went up, the state of Georgia promised commuters …
Tuesday, June 26, 2012
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Tuesday, June 26, 2012
A Roswell man is hoping to inspire a grassroots effort to get rid of the Ga. 400 tolls that were extended two years ago by the State Road and Tollway Authority (SRTA), reports Channel 2. Officially completed in 1993, the Ga. 400 tolls were supposed to end in 2011, but the SRTA voted to extend them until 2020. Now Roswell resident Garland Favorito wants Gov. Nathan Deal to make good on a promise to bring down the "Buckhead Wall" and end the toll, which he said now pays for projects other than Ga. 400, as previously reported by the Atlanta Journal Constitution's PolitiFact. The AJC reports that Favorito will hold a press conference in July to deliver a petition to the governor. Speak Out: How do you feel about the tolls? Should they come …
Friday, February 3, 2012
Peach Pass signage installation begins near the GA 400 Toll Plaza area this weekend.
Friday, February 3, 2012
The State Road and Tollway Authority (SRTA) will begin modifying existing overhead and toll booth signage located near the GA 400 Toll Plaza area this weekend, according to a news release. The work plan requires that southbound and northbound lanes be closed intermittently overnight while the work is underway, significantly impacting traffic flow. The work is scheduled to begin, weather permitting, from 10 p.m. on Sunday, Feb. 5 through 5 a.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 7. Southbound and northbound all-electronic toll lanes, as well as some cash-only and cashier lanes at the GA 400 Toll Plaza, will be closed at various times, which could impact traffic flow while the work is underway. Motorists should choose alternate routes during the hours of …
Thursday, September 1, 2011
Construction begins this fall on lane designed to move traffic off GA 400 exit ramp and through the intersection more quickly.
Traffic should improve at the Mansell Road-North Point Parkway intersection with the addition of another left turn lane, but the construction that will begin this fall won't make it seem that way at first. Using dollars paid in tolls on GA 400 to fund it might ease driver's minds as they deal with the construction hassle. The North Fulton Community Improvement District (CID) approved more than $800,000 in improvements at two Georgia 400 interchanges–Old Milton Parkway and Mansell Road–at its board meeting last month. The North Fulton CID board voted to construct a triple-left-turn lane at the intersection of Mansell Road and North Point Parkway. The lane extension will replace the existing double-left-turn lane on Mansell Road east-bound, …
Monday, June 13, 2011
Suspension of tolls is possible during construction, according to Atlanta Journal-Constitution article.
There's a chance tolls on Ga. 400 will soon be suspended - at least for a little while. The State Road and Tollway Authority (SRTA) will be making technology upgrades to the "cruise” lanes at the Ga. 400 toll plaza over the weekend of Friday, June 24 through Monday, June 27. The work could potentially impact tolls, according to an article by the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. Though originally set to end on July 1 of this year, the tolls were continued by a vote by the state legislature last fall. Now the state authority will be making improvements to the 20-year-old toll plaza near the perimeter. Upgrades will include the installation of new multi-protocol transponder readers in the cruise lanes and equipment upgrades in the cash lanes, …