Turnpike Authority looks for cost savings to stave off toll increases

09/19/2007 | Boston Globe (tiered subscription model), The

The Massachusetts Turnpike Authority is scrambling to find cost-saving possibilities ranging from selling land to dropping a Fast Lane turnpike discount in order to stave off large highway toll increases proposed by state officials to cover the authority's skyrocketing costs. Under one proposal, turnpike tolls in Allston and Weston could rise to as much as $1.75, and tolls could double to $6 at the Ted Williams and Sumner tunnels for drivers without a Fast Lane pass.

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