Skip to Content


HOUSE DOCKET, NO. 3924         FILED ON: 10/28/2013

HOUSE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 3758

 

The Commonwealth of Massachusetts

_________________

PRESENTED BY:

William Smitty Pignatelli

_______________

To the Honorable Senate and House of Representatives of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts in General
              Court assembled:

              The undersigned legislators and/or citizens respectfully petition for the adoption of the accompanying bill:

An Act establishing a commuter tolling program for transit over the turnpike.

_______________

PETITION OF:

 

Name:

District/Address:

William Smitty Pignatelli

4th Berkshire

Benjamin B. Downing

Berkshire, Hampshire, Franklin and Hampden

Stephen L. DiNatale

3rd Worcester

John W. Scibak

2nd Hampshire

Paul W. Mark

2nd Berkshire

Elizabeth A. Poirier

14th Bristol

Chris Walsh

6th Middlesex

Brian M. Ashe

2nd Hampden

Michael J. Finn

6th Hampden

Aaron Vega

5th Hampden

Gailanne M. Cariddi

1st Berkshire

Tricia Farley-Bouvier

3rd Berkshire

Nicholas A. Boldyga

3rd Hampden

Linda Campbell

15th Essex

Donald Humason

 

Todd M. Smola

1st Hampden

Richard T. Moore

Worcester and Norfolk

Randy Hunt

5th Barnstable

F. Jay Barrows

1st Bristol

Kimberly N. Ferguson

1st Worcester

James T. Welch

Hampden


HOUSE DOCKET, NO. 3924        FILED ON: 10/28/2013

HOUSE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 3758

By Mr. Pignatelli of Lenox, a petition (subject to Joint Rule 12) of William Smitty Pignatelli and others for legislation to establish a commuter pass program for users of the Massachusetts Turnpike.  Transportation. 


The Commonwealth of Massachusetts
 

_______________

In the Year Two Thousand Thirteen

_______________

 

An Act establishing a commuter tolling program for transit over the turnpike.
 

              Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in General Court assembled, and by the authority of the same, as follows:
 

              Notwithstanding any general or special law to the contrary, the Massachusetts Department of Transportation shall devise and implement a commuter tolling program that allows non-commercial, frequent users of the turnpike who participate in the electronic toll collection system to pay a discounted, annual rate for transit over the turnpike and the different parts or sections thereof. Commuter zones with varying annual rates shall be set as follows:

              (i) zone 1, which shall encompass exit 1,West Stockbridge through Exit 8, shall cost $50;

              (ii) zone 2, which shall encompass exit 8, Palmer through exit 15, shall cost $50;

              (iii) zone 3, which shall encompass exit 1, West Stockbridge through exit 17, Newton Corner, shall cost $95;

              (iv) zone 4, which shall encompass exit 1, West Stockbridge through Exit 24, shall cost $145;

              (v) zone 5, which shall encompass route 128, Weston through exit 24, shall cost $95;

              (vi) zone 6, which shall encompass route 128, Weston through exit 17, shall cost $50;

              (vii) zone 7, which shall encompass exit 17, Newton Corner through exit 24, shall cost $50; and

              (viii) zone 8, which shall encompass the Sumner and Ted Williams tunnels, shall cost $50.

              Eligibility in the program shall not be limited to vehicles that have more than 1 occupant and the rate set by the department shall not vary based on the number of occupants in the vehicle. 

The information contained in this website is for general information purposes only. The General Court provides this information as a public service and while we endeavor to keep the data accurate and current to the best of our ability, we make no representations or warranties of any kind, express or implied, about the completeness, accuracy, reliability, suitability or availability with respect to the website or the information contained on the website for any purpose. Any reliance you place on such information is therefore strictly at your own risk.

Error