ga/I-85 express lanes
Data for May - the eighth month of operation - show continued progress for Georgia toll authority in attracting more toll payers to the inside Express Lanes on I-85 on the northeast side of the Atlanta area. Average weekday trips were 17,585, a 4.6% advance on the previous highest monthly number - in March. Average tolls paid at $1.14 were up on April but in line with earlier months.
Toll paying traffic in the GA/I-85 Express Lanes (XL) continued strong growth in the third week of operations. Average daily tolls were 8688 up 39% in Week-3 over Week-2's 6265 which in turn was up 44% on the dismal 4170 of the first week. So toll paying traffic has slightly more than doubled since the first week.
The average toll rate remained a modest 88c in the third week.