Let's Lose the Fast Lane Gates on the Tobin

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On Jan.1, MassDOT took over the Tobin Bridge from MassPort. Sadly, my Boston MPO monthly TransReport informs me that:

Drivers who pay tolls in cash or by using Fast Lane or E-ZPass transponders will not experience any changes when they travel over the Tobin Bridge.

That’s too bad, because I’ve always been perplexed by the Tobin’s insistence on using gates in conjunction with their Fast Lane electronic tolling system, slowing down throughput.

None of the many Turnpike Fast Lane stations use gates.

Are Tobin users less trustworthy than Turnpike users?

Let’s take them down and get traffic moving.