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

Open Road Tolling

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.

Read: Meeting Details

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.

Copyright 2013 The Associated Press.

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  1. John Chakmakas says:

    We move new unregistered vehicles between our facility and truck dealers. The trucks are moved using Dealer Plates. I contacted EZ Pass about transponders to use for that purpose. After a lengthy conversation that involved a supervisor I was told EZ Pass would not be able to issue transponders without identifying a specific vehicle.
    I am hoping state officials will be addressing this issue with EZ Pass.

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