Tolling on Mass Pike set to go electronic Friday night

BOSTON (WHDH) - The days of physically handing over money at a toll booth are over.

The Massachusetts Department of Transportation is readying the switch to all-electronic tolling, starting Friday night at 10 p.m.

As the new system is implemented, MassDOT is warning drivers about possible delays because of changes in traffic patterns.

To help people prepare, EasyPass customer service centers will have extended service hours throughout the weekend.

The Department of Transportation released a video of what the changes will eventually look like.

The new tolling system will be cheaper for people with transponders, but if you don’t already have one, there will be a 6-month grace period.

If you don’t have a transponder, you’ll get a bill in the mail based off your license plate. That bill will include an application for a transponder. If you apply and get one, you’ll be credited with a discounted rate.

The transponders themselves are free, but you need $20 to set up an account and start paying tolls.

Customers can get the transponders at seven service centers across the Mass Pike. You can also get them at RMV locations.

 

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