Should Mass. Keep Jobs For Toll Collectors?

Gov. Deval Patrick says the state’s toll system will be fully automated by 2015.


Though users of the EZPass service never have to stop for a toll collector on the Mass Pike now, in just over two years, no one will have to.

Plus, drivers won't even have to slow down when they glide through, just like the setup on New Hampshire's tollway.

Gov. Deval Patrick said this week that all toll collectors will be phased out by 2015 to make way for a fully automated toll taking system on the Mass Pike, according to Boston.com.

Patrick the state will provide a “dignified and soft landing” for the 410 toll workers who would be laid off, according to the news site.

Do you think the state should move to the new automated system or should Massachusetts stick with the system in place now? Tell us in the comments.

Joe Hurkett December 12, 2012 at 07:05 PM
I think they should give them some sort of state job, unless the employee is close to retirement.
Earnhardt December 13, 2012 at 12:36 PM
Like most any job, you try to move them into an open slot somewhere, And offer early out for those close to retirement age,,, Ut's about all you can do.


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