BOSTON – The Massachusetts Department of Transportation (MassDOT) has announced it would hold seven public hearings regarding the proposed new gantry prices for All Electronic Tolling during the month of September.
The hearings will begin Tuesday, September 6, in Worcester and will continue in other communities until the final hearing on Thursday, September 15.
All of the hearings will begin at 6:30 p.m. The schedule is as follows:
Tuesday, September 6: Union Station, inside Union Hall, 2 Washington Street, Worcester
Wednesday, September 7: North Shore Community College, 303 Broad Street, McGee Building, Room LE303, Lynn
Monday, September 12: Newton City Hall, War Memorial Room, 1000 Commonwealth Avenue, Newton
Tuesday, September 13: Framingham Town Hall, Nevins Hall, 150 Concord Street, Framingham
Wednesday, September 14: Jackson Mann School, in the auditorium, 40 Armington Street, Allston
Wednesday, September 14: Springfield City Hall, Room 220, 36 Court Street, Springfield
Thursday, September 15: MassDOT Highway Division District 1 Headquarters, Main Conference Room, 270 Main Street, Lenox.
In addition to the hearings, written comments will be accepted for two weeks following the hearings, until 5 p.m., Thursday, September 29.
In October, MassDOT is scheduled to activate All Electronic Tolling to collect tolls on I-90 and the tunnels in the Metropolitan Highway System. All Electronic Tolling has been in place for vehicles since July 2014 on the Tobin Bridge.
To ensure drivers pay the lowest possible toll rate inside Massachusetts, drivers are encouraged to obtain an E-ZPass MA transponder prior to the launch of All Electronic Tolling.
Drivers can obtain an EZPass MA transponders several ways:
Sign up online and a transponder will be mailed to you free of charge: https://www.ezpassma.com/(S(ud3v5c40nh3kwrqdyxghxn5o))/signup.aspxhttps://www.ezpassma.com/(S(ud3v5c40nh3kwrqdyxghxn5o))/signup.aspx
Visit any one of the five Customer Service Centers in Massachusetts:
Auburn E-ZPass MA Customer Service Center: 27 Midstate Drive, Auburn, Hours: Monday – Friday, 7 a.m. to 7 p.m., Saturday: 8 a.m. to 2 p.m., Sunday: 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Google Map for Directions. Handicapped accessible.
East Boston E-ZPass MA Customer Service Center, 145 Havre Street, East Boston: Hours: Monday, Wednesday, Friday: 7 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Tuesday and Thursday: 7 a.m. to 6:30 p.m., Saturday: 8 a.m. to 2 p.m., Sunday: Closed. Google Map for Directions. This building is not currently fully accessible to individuals with disabilities. If you need to visit this location and need assistance to enter the building, there is a service bell at the entrance and visitors can call 877-627-7745 for assistance.
Natick E-ZPass MA Customer Service Center, Natick Service Plaza on I-90 Eastbound: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday: 6 a.m. to 5 p.m., Wednesday: 6 a.m. to 7 p.m., Sautrday: 6 a.m. to 7 p.m., Sunday: Closed Google Map for Directions. Handicapped accessible.
Saugus E-ZPass MA Customer Service Center, inside the Square One Mall, 1202 Broadway, Route 1 South: Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Sunday and Monday: Closed. Driving Directions, Handicapped accessible.
Boston E-ZPass MA Customer Service Center, Haymarket Center at the Registry of Motor Vehicles, 136 Blackstone Street, Boston: Monday through Friday: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Saturday and Sunday: Closed. Google Map for Directions. Handicapped accessible.
Drivers can also obtain an EZ-Pass MA transponder at AAA locations across Massachusetts. To find a location, visit the AAA Web site. Drivers can also obtain an E-ZPass MA transponder at 19 of the 26 Registry of Motor Vehicles branches in Massachusetts. To find a branch, visit the RMV Web site. After Labor Day, drivers will be able obtain E-ZPass MA transponder at the I-90 service plazas in Lee and Ludlow. Drivers that are hearing impaired and want an E-ZPass MA transponder, should call TTD/TTY (Hearing Impaired Phone Line Only): (508) 721-7974