Mass Pike’s AET Conversion Impacts Toll Collectors

WWLP News reports, “The all-electronic tolling system will be activated on the Massachusetts Turnpike this Friday, but that means hundreds of toll collectors will be out of a job. 477 current part-time and full-time MassDOT workers are being impacted by this change to all-electronic tolling. About 120 of them have taken new jobs with MassDOT, or are transitioning to other jobs within MassDOT. About 146 employees have taken retirement or early retirement offers. The remaining 211 collectors will be laid off.”