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State erred on I-85 toll rates Thursday | myAJC

SRTA spokeswoman Deidre Johnson responded late Thursday:

“Our system uses dynamic pricing to determine the toll rate and dynamic pricing functions in two main ways to set the rate:

1) Reaction to existing congestion

2) Anticipation of incoming congestion

The system parameters set for today were those used for a typical traffic day in the I-85 corridor, instead of those used for the lighter traffic we expect during a holiday week. This resulted in unusually high rates being displayed given the relatively low traffic volume. Upon observation of the higher-than-necessary rates, the system parameters should have been adjusted sooner to bring the posted toll rates down. In order to address this situation, all trips in the I-85 Express Lanes that occurred between 6:00 AM – 8:30 AM will be charged at a rate of 10 cents per mile. Drivers will not be charged at the higher rates that they saw during their commutes this morning. We apologize for any inconvenience.”

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State erred on I-85 toll rates Thursday.

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