Thursday, September 25, 2008

It's going to cost $8.50 to do what?

If some members of the Turnpike Authority have their way, it's going to cost $8.50 to get from Logan Airport to Boston:
One proposal floated by Turnpike Authority board members today at their monthly meeting would increase the charge for passenger cars on the eastern portion of the roadway by $1, increasing the cost at toll booths at Allston-Brighton and Weston from $1.25 to $2.25. Another alternative would raise the fare for tunnels by $5, from $3.50 to $8.50. The four-member board also seemed to agree that tolls will have to be reinstated for passenger cars on the western turnpike for Exits 1 through 6.
If both proposals were to go through, it would cost $16.70 in tolls to cover the 60 miles round-trip from 495 to the airport, which is the way I commute. That's 28 cents per mile just for the tolls.

That is also outrageous.

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