Road construction is mainly funded through state gas tax collection and federal support; however, both the gas tax and federal funding are not sufficient for the state’s needs for road maintenance, operation, and construction. Express lanes are a reliable source of funding that allows Georgia to invest in today’s road construction. Funding from express lanes that comes from Georgia must remain in Georgia.
Primary use of tolling revenues is to fund, maintain, and operate the tolling facility and support payment of loans or bonds for capital cost of constructing the facility. Excess revenue from tolls must be spent in compliance with federal laws dictating their use. While not anticipated to materialize, excess toll revenues would be used for any lawful purpose. Operation of the pricing aspects of the lanes, including all customer service functions related to the Peach Pass system is managed by the State Road and Tollway Authority (SRTA) and not a private entity.