Governor Deval Patrick wants to dissolve the Massachusetts Turnpike Authority.
His proposal would split the Authority between two other government agencies: West of Route 128, the Pike's operations would go to to the Massachusetts Highway Department, and east of 128 would be under the Massachusetts Port Authority. The plan is also likely to include toll hikes in the east, but the elimination of toll booths west of Route 128. Tolls would remain on the borders with New York and Connecticut.
Governor Patrick is expected to release more details of his proposal later this week, and it's likely to be put to the Turnpike Authority's board on Friday.
Mary Connaughton is on the Pike board, and she joins us this morning to talk about the Governor's plan.
This program aired on November 11, 2008. The audio for this program is not available.