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.