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Posted on: September 8, 2016

[ARCHIVED] Public Hearings on All Electronic Tolling on the Mass Pike

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It is planned that at the end of October MassDOT will implement All Electronic Tolling (AET) on the Mass Pike. A series of public hearing will be held prior to implementation of AET. Please see the attached flyer for information on locations and dates of the public hearings.

AET gantries have been installed and equipped with sensors that will electronically register toll charges as vehicles pass under them. Drivers will no longer have to stop at a toll plaza and will be able to maintain a safe highway speed.

If a vehicle has an E-ZPass transponder, the toll will be automatically charged to the E-ZPass account associated with that vehicle. Drivers are not required to use transponders; if a vehicle does not have an E-ZPass transponder, cameras mounted on the gantry will photograph the vehicle’s license plate and the registered owner will be sent an invoice. In addition to the actual gantry charge, customers who do not use an E-ZPass transponder will pay a “pay-by-plate” processing fee to cover mailing, processing, and other costs.

Drivers who do not have E-ZPass transponders are encouraged to obtain one, free of cost. For more information on obtaining a transponder, visit the E-ZPass web page atmass.gov/ezpassma

Below is a link to the MassDOT website and the page that describes in more detail AET if you are interested.

https://www.massdot.state.ma.us/highway/TollInformation/AllElectronicTolling.aspx

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