I’m curious. . .Where do all the Mass Turnpike tickets go when they are turned in? Thank you, Carter – age 10
Well, Carter, we found that it’s a process. At the end of the day toll booth workers turn tickets into the toll office. Tickets are then grouped together and secured for 90 days. After that, they’re tossed out.READ MORE: 'A Calamitous State': Boston Think Tank Has Dire Predictions For MBTA's Future
Paying tolls is certainly a drag, and so are the backups that can happen at tollbooths. Having a Fast Lane transponder helps with that, but you still have to slow down. The Hampton tolls in NH have addressed that hassle with open road tolling…a nice, wide open area with all the electronic gizmos overhead so you can breeze on through doing the speed limit.READ MORE: Massachusetts Prepares To Welcome 900 Refugees From Afghanistan
We don’t have any of those here in Massachusetts. Equipment costs are the big factor.MORE NEWS: Will I Experience Side Effects After The COVID Booster Shot? Dr. Mallika Marshall Answers Your Questions
Do you think they should go ahead with open road tolling here and hang the cost, or should they wait?