Come Oct. 28, some drivers will pay more — while others will pay less — when all-electronic tolling is activated in Massachusetts, according to new rates set by state transportation officials Thursday.
The new prices come as the state shifts to an all-electronic tolling system that will end the need for drivers to stop, or even slow down, to pay tolls.
Whether drivers will pay more or less will depend on where they’re traveling to and from and whether they own a Massachusetts-issued transponder, one issued by another state, or no transponder at all.
For example, under the new system, a trip from one end of the state to the other on the Massachusetts Turnpike (not counting any bridge or tunnel tolls) will cost $5.95 with a Massachusetts-issued E-ZPass; $7.60 with an E-ZPass issued by another state, like New York or New Hampshire; or $11.50 if the driver has no transponder at all.
Here’s a closer look at the new rates:
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The state transportation department has also posted a toll calculator on its website that allows drivers to select where they normally get on and off the Turnpike, and whether they use a transponder and what type, to see how much they pay currently and how that will change when the new rates go into effect.