Monday, May 19, 2008

Mass Highway considering tolls on I-93

Good for Transportation Secretary Bernard Cohen. With some traffic counts on the Zakim Bridge, he's gathering data for consideration of charges on I-93.

The purported justification is toll equity. Toll equity is important, but not nearly as important as lowering the subsidy for driving. But, no matter. As long as they don't raise tolls on I-93 only to lower them on the Turnpike, the effect will be the same: more revenue for the Commonwealth and more of the cost of driving falling where it should ... on drivers.

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