Massachusetts Turnpike

New England News
6:10 pm
Mon June 9, 2014

Mass. Gov. Patrick On Hand To Mark Road Work In Lee

Flanked on his right by Dem. State Senator Ben Downing and Dem. State Representative Smitty Pignatelli on his left, Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick, in red, digs into a pile of dirt Monday morning in Lee. The ceremony marked work on a two-mile stretch of Tyringham Road.
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Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick was in Lee this morning to break ground on a road construction project.

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New England News
12:54 pm
Wed October 16, 2013

Pignatelli Pushing for Commuter Discount on MA Turnpike

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Tuesday marked the first full day of the reinstatement of tolls on the westernmost section of the Mass Turnpike.

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New England News
8:21 am
Tue October 15, 2013

Drivers Again Paying Western Mass. Turnpike Tolls

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Drivers passing through the Massachusetts turnpike's first six interchanges are once again paying tolls.

The tolls for passenger car drivers resumed early this morning after having been eliminated in 1996 by former Gov. William Weld. They cover Interchange 1 connecting to West Stockbridge through Interchange 6 connecting to Springfield and Interstate 291.

The tolls are the same as they were in 1996. The cost for cars getting on at exit 6 and getting off at exit 1 is $1.75.

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New England News
6:07 am
Mon October 14, 2013

Western Mass. Turnpike Tolls Set To Be Restored

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Tolls on the Massachusetts Turnpike's first six interchanges are set to return this week.

The tolls for passenger car drivers will resume Tuesday after having been eliminated in 1996 by former Gov. William Weld. They will cover Interchange 1 connecting to West Stockbridge through Interchange 6 connecting to Springfield and Interstate 291.

The tolls will be the same as in 1996. The cost for cars getting on at exit 6 and getting off at exit 1 would be $1.75.

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New England News
12:33 pm
Wed September 11, 2013

Western Mass. Residents Push for Commuter Discount for Proposed Tolls

Western Massachusetts residents gathered at Lee High School to weigh in on the proposed reinstatement of tolls from Exit 1 to Exit 6 on the Massachusetts Turnpike. The tolls would be set at the same rates as in 1996, when they were eliminated.
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Western Massachusetts residents had a chance to weigh in on the proposed reinstatement of tolls on the westernmost portion of the Massachusetts Turnpike.

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New England News
8:02 am
Tue September 10, 2013

Western Mass. Turnpike Tolls Set To Be Restored

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Tolls will soon return for motorists traveling on the western end of the Massachusetts Turnpike.

The first of two informational hearings is scheduled for tonight on implementation of tolls between Exit 1 in West Stockbridge and Exit 6, which leads to Interstate 291 and Springfield. The meeting will be held at Lee High School.

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New England News
7:29 am
Mon August 19, 2013

Mass. To Hold More Hearings On Electronic Tolls

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State transportation officials are holding two more public hearings on plans to switch to an all-electronic tolling system on the Massachusetts Turnpike.

Drivers would no longer be able to stop at toll booths and pay cash, under the proposal.

Tolls instead would be collected electronically through a driver's E-ZPass or by a new system that records license plate numbers and sends a bill to vehicle owners.

Officials are planning a public meeting at 6 p.m. Tuesday at Worcester City Hall, followed by another public meeting Thursday at 6 p.m. at Springfield City Hall.

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