As of Monday, November 14, 2011
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Gwinnett Daily Post
LAWRENCEVILLE -- People frustrated with express lanes on Interstate 85 have the chance to sound off Thursday.
While public officials will not attend the 7 p.m. town hall meeting, arranged by foes of the so-called HOT lanes with help from local senators, the session will be an opportunity for people who walked out of a town hall last month because of frustrations that people were not allowed to express views.
Howard Rogers, who began an online petition after his commute from his Lawrenceville home to work lengthened, has pushed for officials from the State Road and Tollway Authority and Georgia Department of Transportation to attend, even after an initial no.
Even without their attendance, he hopes to have answers to a dozen questions, including what would be considered a success for the toll lanes, where about 10,000 drivers a day have paid to rush past drivers.
The agenda for the two-hour meeting, which will be moderated by Daily Post Publisher J.K. Murphy, includes about 45 minutes for members of the public to talk about their concerns.
The meeting will be held at the Gwinnett Justice and Administration Center.