As of Tuesday, October 16, 2012
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Gwinnett Daily Post
In this file photo, motorists travel down Interstate 85.
LAWRENCEVILLE -- For the fourth time in the last week, toll prices on the Interstate 85 high-occupancy toll lanes have been at least $6 due to increased traffic.
Tuesday's morning rate -- $6.05, a record -- came between 6:54 a.m. and 8:29 a.m. But that was only a nickel above the rates on Monday, and last week on Wednesday and Thursday, said Gena L. Evans, executive director of the State Road and Tollway Authority.
Those numbers represent the peak after prices fluctuate based on traffic in an attempt to ensure the lanes are free-flowing.
Record rates for the HOT lanes have steadily increased in the last year, from $4.70 in February to $5 in April.
SRTA officials have said they've issued nearly 200,000 Peach Passes.
The HOT lanes are a 16-mile stretch north and southbound between Old Peachtree and Chamblee-Tucker roads.
The one-year anniversary of the HOT lanes was earlier this month, and the SRTA has said it had collected $3,053,867 from the toll lanes through August.