MassDOT’s First Public Hearing on AET Tolls in Two Words or Less: Privacy, Cost.

Fox 25 Boston staffs the first public hearing on MassDOT’s proposal for post-AET-conversion toll rate changes and reports that the top two concerns for attendees were privacy and cost.  According to the article, officials assured the audience that license plate images used to bill motorists without E-ZPass transponders “will only be accessed by police in situations like Amber Alerts.” State highway administrator Thomas Tinlin said, “We have no intention if hanging onto that data any longer than we need to [for toll collection].” provided live coverage of the event, and in a follow-up article reports that “the issue of increased costs to some commuters was raised. And it was precisely the kind of input the state says it was looking for.”