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Mass. May Test Lowering Tolls For Off-Peak Drivers

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The state Department of Transportation may soon test a new program designed to ease traffic.

A proposal in lawmakers' state budget plan, which is under review by the governor, would have the department conduct a pilot of discounted tolls during off-peak hours.

A MassDOT spokesperson said Gov. Charlie Baker will review the measure.

But some commuters have already complained, saying they would be penalized with higher tolls because they don't have flexible work schedules.

The Boston Herald reports the pilot would launch April 1, 2019.

Correction: An earlier version of this story said the pilot is set to happen. The proposal is still under review. We regret the error.

This article was originally published on July 19, 2018.

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