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Massachusetts E-ZPass Users Will Get A Break On Turnpike Tolls

       Drivers using Massachusetts-issued E-ZPass transponders will get a small discount when all-electronic tolling begins later this year on the state turnpike.

      Massachusetts Transportation Secretary Stephanie Pollack said the state is expanding discounts that have been available for almost 20 years at some tolls on the eastern end of the Massachusetts Turnpike.

        "And we thought that while we were resetting fares it was really important to do that statewide and not limit it to a couple of tolls in eastern Massachusetts," said Pollack.

      The proposed prices mean toll discounts for Massachusetts E-ZPass customers ranging from 5 cents to 50 cents compared with drivers whose transponders were issued in New York and other states.

      The cashless open road toll system on the MassPike is scheduled to begin Oct. 28th.

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