MA Newspaper: AET Makes Sense . . . but that “Revenue Neutral” Thing? Not So Much.

The Cape Cod Times editorial board contends that the Massachusetts Turnpike’s proposed AET toll rates are not exactly “revenue neutral,” because the cost for some trips will increase by anywhere from $75 to $125 per year for some motorists. “State transportation officials blame the previous administration for choosing the gantry locations, and offer little explanation for their decisions to arbitrarily drop the tolls for some drivers while raising them for others,” the editors note. On the upside, they do add that, “All-Electronic-Tolling is a good idea. Taking down the tollbooths should ease congestion, reduce pollution and make the Pike safer.”