In Atlanta, rush hour commuters get paid to take the bus

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Congestion on Atlanta's Interstate 85 during peak hours is so bad that the state is now offering toll credits to commuters who take public transport to work instead. The I-85 express lanes sees an average of 23,000 trips a day — a problem that Atlanta has attempted to curb in the past by rewarding users who carpool or avoid the dreaded 7-8am time-slot. Now, commuters can earn up to USD 60 every six months in toll credits by connecting their bus pass with their Peach Pass — the electronic toll collection device: they simply register for the pilot program and…

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