Berkshire Residents React to MA Turnpike’s Proposed Post-AET Toll Rates looks at the proposed AET toll rates for the Massachusetts Turnpike and reports that, “For 17 years, residents in the Berkshires could take the turnpike for six exits before having to pay anything. For many, there was little need to get an E-Z Pass transponder. Rather, they just paid the five or six bucks for the rare trip to Boston.” Under the proposed AET toll rate schedule, however, “if a Berkshire resident takes that trip to Boston without a transponder, the cost has nearly doubled.”