Public Opinion Sought On Mass Pike Open Road Tolling
BOSTON (AP) — State transportation officials are looking for the public to weigh in on proposals to switch to an all-electronic tolling system on the Massachusetts Turnpike.
WBZ NewsRadio 1030′s Karen Twomey reports
Under the system, drivers will no longer be able to stop at a toll booth and pay cash.
Instead, tolls will be collected electronically through a driver’s E-ZPass transponder or by a new system which allows a camera to record a license plate number and send the registered owner of the car a bill through the mail.
The first of three public hearings is scheduled for Thursday at the state transportation building in Boston to discuss environmental impacts of the project.
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Hearings are also scheduled next Tuesday at Worcester City Hall and next Thursday at Springfield City Hall.
The state is also planning an all-electronic tolling system for the Tobin Bridge.
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