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Switch To All-Electronic Tolling Happens Friday In Massachusetts


     The move to all-electronic open road toll collection in Massachusetts begins Friday.

        Motorists will no longer pay cash at toll plazas along the Turnpike. Tolls will be collected electronically through a system of sensors and cameras installed on gantries over the highway.   

       MassDOT has spent the summer encouraging people to obtain EZ Pass transponders, and is now warning about possible traffic tie-ups as toll plazas are torn down.  

      WAMC’s Pioneer Valley Bureau Chief Paul Tuthill spoke with MassDOT Highway Administrator Thomas Tinlin.

Paul Tuthill is WAMC’s Pioneer Valley Bureau Chief. He’s been covering news, everything from politics and government corruption to natural disasters and the arts, in western Massachusetts since 2007. Before joining WAMC, Paul was a reporter and anchor at WRKO in Boston. He was news director for more than a decade at WTAG in Worcester. Paul has won more than two dozen Associated Press Broadcast Awards. He won an Edward R. Murrow award for reporting on veterans’ healthcare for WAMC in 2011. Born and raised in western New York, Paul did his first radio reporting while he was a student at the University of Rochester.
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