Massachusetts may end most turnpike tolling

| Thursday, October 19, 2006

Most of the tolls on the 138-mile-long Massachusetts Turnpike may be eliminated before long.

The Associated Press reports that the board of the Turnpike Authority this week proposed dropping the tolls everywhere except in the Boston metro area.

A vote on the proposal is set for next month.

Massachusetts residents were promised that when the original toll road bonds were paid off, the tolls would be dropped. However, the bonds were paid off 23 years ago.

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