Open Road Tolling could finally be a reality in Massachusetts. That means no more slowing down to pay the toll. The changes come at a cost: hundreds of jobs.
The highest court in Massachusetts has dismissed a lawsuit that claimed tolls on the Pike were illegally being used to pay for the Big Dig highway project through downtown Boston.
This will be music to commuters’ ears. The Allston/Brighton tolls will be free on Friday June 22 from 5 p.m. to 6 p.m.
Massachusetts’ change from Fast Lane to E-ZPass gets underway this weekend.
The automated toll collection system on the Massachusetts Turnpike, the Tobin Bridge and the airport tunnels is changing names to make it less confusing for out-of-state drivers and improve traffic flow.
Gas, tolls, and train tickets are not the only costs of our commute. All those miles and minutes could be affecting our health.
I don’t want to pay more for gas or tolls either. But we cannot have a viable economy without usable roads and bridges and functioning, reasonably affordable public transit.
Open road tolling allows people with EZ Pass and Fast Lane transponders to zip through without slowing down.
Massachusetts is joining forces with New Hampshire and Maine so each state can have better luck getting scofflaws to pay.
An East Boston man says a taxi driver took him on a wild ride because he refused to hand over extra money for tolls.