UPDATED OCT. 14 AT 5:35 A.M.
A Gwinnett County man is hoping a petition drive will fix some of the commuter problems the have caused since they went into effect Oct. 1.
Howard Rodgers plans to petition officials to stop HOT lane operations completely until a better solution is reached.
After commuters voiced their displeasure over the new HOT lanes, Gov. Nathan . Deal also has asked the U.S. Department of Transportation to grant a waiver, reducing the number of passengers in a vehicle to qualify for a free ride in the express lane from three to two. Rodgers, however, does not want to wait for the feds to act and would like lane operations ended now.
In an interview with 11 Alive News, Rodgers said his quality of life has been negatively impacted by the implementation of the HOT lanes -- particularly in that he spends less time with his family because of the additional time he is force to spend in his commute. He’s hoping other people feel the same way and will join him in the petition drive.
The "Stop the HOT lane" petition drive will take place from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at the Gwinnet Justice and Administration Center in Lawrenceville. For more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The petition is also available online at Stop the Hot Lane.
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