Mass Pike tolls may rise more than expected

On Jan. 1 tolls are scheduled to increase from $1 to $1.25 at Allston and Weston and from $3 to $3.50 at the Ted Williams and the Sumner tunnels. The Turnpike Authority is not predicting how much more tolls will rise, but said the increase could be "substantial."

This story in the Globe quotes Mac Daniel, an Authority spokesman. For several years Mac worked at the Globe writing the informative and provocative Starts and Stops column. I guess that explains why the Stops and Starts blog has been on hiatus for the last month and the column in the paper has recently had much less information than it used to. Here's hoping that the Globe soon hires someone who pursued transportation issues with the passion that Mac did. We certainly have plenty of traffic and infrastructure issues in the Boston area and beyond and the regular attention that Mac gave these topics I considered to be a valuable public service.

Tolls may rise higher than expected on Turnpike - Local News Updates - The Boston Globe

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