Some more positive news yesterday for drivers who utilize the Mass Pike. Turnpike officials are considering hiking the Allston-Brighton and Route 128 tolls from $1.25 to $2.25! Even worse, they are floating the idea of raising the tunnel tolls from $3.50 to $8.50! I don't know about you, but that's seems like an awful big increase to me! I agree with what this guy says below, but unfortunately I don't think the Turnpike Authority oversees 93, nor is it the cause of their budget deficit.

Bill Phillips of Milford, another one of the drivers steering their cars into the rest stop on this gloomy, rainy morning, said the people using Interstate 93 should be asked to shoulder some of the burden.

"The people going north and south -- those people aren't paying. If they need more money, they should put up tolls on the north and the south people. That will be popular, right?" said Bill Phillips

In my opinion, this is just another example of fiscal irresponsibility. I don't understand how Massachusetts and the US are unable to figure it out! This is a bigger issue entirely that is deserving of an entire post. I will just leave it that the Turnpike Authority is not doing a good job of being our "landlord."