The State Road and Tollway Authority will reinstate the “pay-it-forward’ practice at the Ga. 400 Toll Plaza, at the request of Gov. Nathan Deal.
“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,” said Executive Director Christopher Tomlinson. “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.”
The policy allowing drivers to “pay it forward” will remain in effect until the scheduled ending of tolls on Ga. 400 the week before Thanksgiving, Tomlinson said.
Earlier, Friday State Sen. John Albers applauded the move, saying the original decision was unacceptable. “I, along with countless other motorists who travel along Ga. 400 and desire to help others, am glad GDOT worked to resolve this matter immediately,” he said. “This is a positive example of the branches of government working together and doing what’s right.”