More on MassDOTs “Tollpayer Advocate”

The MetroWest Daily News (Framingham) provides more information about Leonard “Cappy” Fournier, MassDOT’s first “tollpayer advocate,” a job created to coincide with the turnpike’s conversion to AET. Fournier, described as “former owner of Stones Public House and a one-time Turnpike Authority employee,” told the newspaper he was instructed not to speak to the press. A MassDOT spokesperson tells the newspaper, “The tollpayer advocate serves without compensation and advocates on behalf of tollpayers to ensure that their interests are fully understood and considered by the MassDOT Board of Directors ….”