Mass Turnpike’s Move to AET Shaves Morning Commute Times, Sets New Record for Transponders

The Boston Globe reports, “The move to electronic tolling on the Massachusetts Turnpike has shaved about 12 minutes off morning commutes, state transportation officials said Wednesday [December 7]. . . . ‘The transition to all-electronic tolling has been a smooth one and we believe the public has started to realize the goals of the program, which include increasing safety, some relief from traffic congestion and a reduction in greenhouse gases,’ said Stephanie Pollack, the state’s transportation secretary. More than 3 million transponders are now in circulation, a new record, officials said.”