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Tolls Along Boston's Interstate 93

Tolls along I-93 in Boston? It could happen, as one top transportation official in the administration of Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick has hinted that the concept is worth investigating. Officials are considering the idea of tolling I-93 as a means to reduce congestion, but a formal study would be conducted first before any decision is made.

There are a number of other options on the table as well, 37 options in fact. Among the options that are also being considered are raising tolls on Interstate 90, reducing discounts for those who carpool and bringing back the toll barrier along I-90 in West Newton.

Among the options being considered if I-93 were to be tolled would be converting a carpool lane to a tolled express lane, or installing sensors that would read license plate numbers, and send a bill for the tolls owed. That is similar to the ETR 407 in Toronto. The Federal Highway Administration has stated that they do not prefer tolling plans that would tie up traffic.

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Official signals I-93 toll on table - Boston Globe / Boston.com

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