Q&A on the News

Q: An article I read mentioned the Peach Pass and stated that it would also work with Florida’s SunPass and North Carolina’s Quick Pass systems by the end of the year. Has that happened? Does that mean we can use the SunPass here?

—Debra Murphy, Canton

A: Georgia's Peach Pass, Florida's SunPass and North Carolina's Quick Pass have been interoperable since Nov. 12, "meaning customers of one state can use toll facilities in the other two states and tolls will be automatically deducted from their home state account," the State Road & Tollway Authority stated in a release.

Vehicles must be registered before using toll roads in other states, so Peach Pass users must “convert their account to a standard account (personal toll account) before they can use their Peach Pass to pay tolls in Florida and North Carolina.” Quick Pass and SunPass will work on the I-85 Express Lanes and all future toll roads in Georgia. Peach Pass users have access to North Carolina’s Triangle Expressway and more than 700 miles of toll lanes in Florida.

Q: Does the triangular shaped recycling emblem mean that a container is recyclable, made from recycled materials, or both?

—Lance DeLoach, Thomaston

A: The standalone emblem, which features three arrows chasing each other in a triangular loop, means the item is recyclable. The loop often is white with a dark outline or shown in a dark color. If the loop is shown on a circular background, it means that the product is made from recycled material. If a number or percentage is printed inside of the loop, that shows how much of that item is made from recycled material.

Andy Johnston wrote this column. Do you have a question about the news? We’ll try to get the answer. Call 404-222-2002 or email q&a@ajc.com (include name, phone and city).