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Learn About the Peach Pass

August 21, 2014
Cars sitting in traffic.

Georgia commuters are well-acquainted with the frustration of traffic on the interstate. With the high volume of cars traveling to and from the perimeter, I-85 can get heavily backed up. Tired of looking at the express lane with envy? Get your Peach Pass!

Here are some quick facts about the Peach Pass:

  • The pass is a small electronic sticker that you place on your windshield and pays the toll for driving in the express lanes from Chamblee Tucker Road, just south of I-285, to Old Peachtree Road in Gwinnett County (about 16 miles).
  • Express lanes cost anywhere in the range from 0.01 cents to 0.90 cents per mile, depending on the amount of traffic.
  • If you want to use the express lanes, you MUST register for a Peach Pass. However, you don’t have to pay if you: Have a carpool consisting of 3 or more people, drive a motorcycle, have an emergency vehicle or an Alternative Fuel Vehicle (hybrids not included).
  • You can open your Peach Pass account with a minimum $20 deposit after setting up a new account.

If you would rather open your Peach Pass account in person than online, you can visit one of their 4 locations. Also, if you don’t want to get your credit or debit card involved, you can pay cash for a Pay N Go! Peach Pass at a participating CVS or Walgreens store.

For more information regarding the Peach Pass, visit their website or give them a call at 1-855-PCH-PASS (724-7277).

 

About the Author

A Georgia native, Rachael Wheeler works as a Web Support Specialist for GeorgiaGov. She writes about a variety of current topics relevant to the Georgia government.