MassDOT aims for toll spike to push Pike drivers toward transponder use

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From State House News Service

The Massachusetts Department of Transportation outlined new toll rates for all-electronic tolling on Bay State roads, greatly increasing the cost for drivers without transponders.

Drivers traveling from New York to Logan Airport without a toll transponder would pay $13.75 under the new, proposed rates, compared to $7.65 for EZPassMA drivers. Officials altered the proposed toll rate schedule from an earlier presentation to reporters in which they outlined rates of $13.40, up from $7.10.

On- and off-ramps to the Mass Pike will start looking very different this fall, and some in the Worcester and Springfield areas will become free.

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On- and off-ramps to the Mass Pike will start looking very different this fall, and some in the Worcester and Springfield areas will become free.

Braintree Mayor Joe Sullivan, a MassDOT board member, wondered whether the state might offer a “grace period” or “amnesty period” before hitting transponder-less drivers with higher costs.


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