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Commuting During Off-Peak Hours Could Save You Money

The toll-road pilot is currently being reviewed as part of the state budget

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    Commuting During Off-Peak Hours Could Save You Money

    In an effort to ease rush-hour congestion in the Boston area, MassDOT has developed a pilot program aimed at easing traffic on highways by offering commuters steep discounts for avoiding peak traffic hours.

    (Published Thursday, July 19, 2018)

    In an effort to ease rush-hour congestion in the Boston area, MassDOT has developed a pilot program aimed at easing traffic on highways by offering commuters steep discounts for avoiding peak traffic hours, according to the Boston Herald.

    The program is currently being reviewed as part of the state budget.

    "Our goal is we are trying to create a financial incentive to relieve traffic," Senate President Harriette L. Chandler’s office said in a statement.

    Boston is the seventh-most congested urban area in the nation, at an annual cost of $5.7 billion in fuel and time lost to workers and employers, according to the Boston Herald.

    More Self Driving Cars Coming to Mass. Streets

    [NECN] More Self Driving Cars Coming to Mass. Streets

    15 cities and towns signed an agreement to collaborate

    (Published Thursday, June 21, 2018)

    If approved, the toll-road pilot is set to launch by April 1, 2019.

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