Saturday, January 21, 2012
© Copyright 2013
Gwinnett Daily Post
ATLANTA -- There's an app for the Peach Pass.
The "Peach Pass GO!" application for mobile devices, such as iPhone, iPad and Android devices, was unveiled earlier this week.
The technology allows for online account management for the Peach Pass, which is used to access Interstate 85's toll lanes and pay Ga. Highway 400 tolls.
"We're extremely pleased and excited to provide our customers with this new and convenient way of accessing their Peach Pass account and changing their toll mode," said Gena Evans, executive director of the State Road and Tollway Authority. "Now changing your toll mode can be done with a few taps on your mobile device and confirmation of your toll mode change appears in seconds."
The app has a disclaimer explaining that people should not use it while driving. In fact, it shuts down if people answer a question that they are driving. But it gives people access to their accounts from anywhere.
It allows people planning to carpool with at least two others to change their toll status to travel in the lanes for free. They can also check their transactions.
In the past, customers had to use a computer or call the Peach Pass customer service center to change their toll status.
More than 120,000 Peach Pass transponders have been assigned to motorists for the HOT lanes that opened along I-85 in October.
The app is free and can be downloaded from the iTunes Store and the Android Market.