Amendment #57 to H.3382

Toll Equity

Representatives Fernandes of Milford, Peisch of Wellesley, Walsh of Lynn, Linsky of Natick, Sannicandro of Ashland, Fennell of Lynn, Conroy of Wayland, Ehrlich of Marblehead, Dykema of Holliston, Walsh of Framingham, Gregoire of Marlborough, Garlick of Needham and Roy of Franklin move that the bill be amended by inserting after section 3 the following section:-



SECTION 3A. Clause 18 of Section 3 of Chapter 6C of the General Laws, as appearing in the 2010 Official Edition, is hereby amended by inserting after the word “accepted;” , in line 78, the following words:-



provided however, that notwithstanding any other general or special law to the contrary the department of transportation shall not implement any proposed increase in the toll structure that is in place on April 1, 2013 on said metropolitan highway system and turnpike unless and until there has been established and implemented a system to fix and revise from time to time and charge and collect tolls for transit over other roadways within the Commonwealth, which system is fair, equitable and comparable to the system implemented on the said metropolitan highway system and turnpike, with the exception of instituting the collection of tolls for travel from the New York border through exit 6, so called; and provided further that, in any event, no such proposed increase in the toll structure , other than the collection of tolls for travel from the New York border through exit 6 so called, shall take place on said metropolitan highway system and turnpike prior to July 1, 2018