BOSTON (CBS) – Toll booths will soon be a thing of the past in Massachusetts.

Starting early next year on the inbound Tobin Bridge, an electronic tolling system that uses E-ZPass will take a photo of car license plates and bill the driver.

State Highway Administrator Frank DePaola says the new technology will do away with toll booths.

WBZ NewsRadio 1030’s Don Huff reports

Boston tunnels and the Massachusetts Turnpike will begin using the technology in early 2016.

DePaola says the new system will mean lower operating costs, higher net revenue and less congestion.

The technology is expected to pay for itself in two-and-a-half years and save about $45 million a year.

There is no word yet on if toll collectors will be laid off.

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