Lawmakers seek to delay turnpike toll hikes

State lawmakers in the Senate and House are submitting legislation to delay the toll increases recently approved by the Turnpike Authority. A/B reps Honan and Moran are co-sponsoring the House bill and Senator Tolman is a co-sponsor in the Senate.

The text of the House bill is as follows:
SECTION 1. (a) There shall be a special commission formed to review the findings of the Massachusetts Turnpike Authority Board’s working group on toll inequity. The commission shall consist of three members of the Senate, appointed by the Senate President; three members of the House of Representatives, appointed by the Speaker of the House; three members appointed by the Governor; the Secretary of Transportation or an appointee of the Secretary; and the House and Senate Chairs of the Joint Committee on Transportation;
(b) The special commission shall review the findings of the Massachusetts Turnpike Authority Board’s working group on toll inequities and make recommendations for toll rate changes and/or legislative action, if necessary, based on those findings;
(c) No revisions shall be made in toll rates from the date of this act until the special commission is able to issue their recommendations;
(d) The commission shall submit their report to the Joint Committee on Transportation no later than 90 days from the date of release of the findings of the Massachusetts Turnpike Authority Board’s working group on toll inequities.

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