Tolls http://nhpr.org en Collection Of Tolls At Merrimack's Exit 12 Comes To An End http://nhpr.org/post/collection-tolls-merrimacks-exit-12-comes-end <p>As of nine o’clock Friday night, motorists no longer had to pay tolls at exit 12 in&nbsp;Merrimack.</p><p></p><p>The change was included in the state’s new gas tax law, in order to relieve&nbsp;Merrimack&nbsp;residents who had to pay tolls at all three exits in town.</p><p></p><p>Bill Boynton with the state’s transportation department says after Friday, the exit 12 toll plaza’s three full time employees will begin working at adjacent plazas. &nbsp;Next month, he says, the state will ask companies to bid for the job of removing the toll plaza, at a cost of about $600,000.&nbsp;</p><p></p> Sat, 19 Jul 2014 13:32:00 +0000 Emily Corwin 52227 at http://nhpr.org Merrimack Toll To Close Next Month, Removing Plaza To Cost $560K http://nhpr.org/post/merrimack-toll-close-next-month-removing-plaza-cost-560k <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">State transportation officials say they’ll stop collecting tolls at an exit ramp in </span>Merrimack<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> next month.</span></p><p> Mon, 23 Jun 2014 09:00:00 +0000 Michael Brindley 50564 at http://nhpr.org Merrimack Toll To Close Next Month, Removing Plaza To Cost $560K Hooksett Open Road Tolling, Memorial Bridge Receive Engineering Honors http://nhpr.org/post/hooksett-open-road-tolling-memorial-bridge-receive-engineering-honors <div><span style="line-height: 1.5;">New Hampshire's open-road tolling in </span>Hooksett<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> and the new Memorial Bridge have received honors in engineering. &nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">They've received "National Recognition Awards'' from the American Council of Engineering Companies. &nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Both projects presented engineering challenges and both were constructed and completed on very aggressive schedules. Mon, 26 May 2014 14:47:04 +0000 Associated Press 49178 at http://nhpr.org EZ Pass Rider: Tolls Considered For Vermont's Interstates http://nhpr.org/post/ez-pass-rider-tolls-considered-vermonts-interstates Have you ever wondered why there are toll booths on the interstates in New Hampshire and Maine and not in Vermont?<a href="http://cpa.ds.npr.org/vpr/audio/2014/05/vpr-news-tolls-20140519.mp3" class="asset-audio"></a><p>Under federal law, those states are allowed to impose tolls because they used a considerable amount of their own money to build their interstates. Tue, 20 May 2014 15:38:22 +0000 Bob Kinzel 48811 at http://nhpr.org EZ Pass Rider: Tolls Considered For Vermont's Interstates House Committee Rejects Bill To Remove Merrimack Toll Booth http://nhpr.org/post/house-committee-rejects-bill-remove-merrimack-toll-booth <p></p><p>A House committee has voted unanimously to reject the latest effort to remove at least one of the toll booths along the F.E. Everett Turnpike exit ramps in Merrimack.</p><p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The 15-0 vote came during a Public Works and Highways committee meeting on Wednesday.</span></p><p>Former Senate President Peter Bragdon sponsored the bill, which would have removed the ramp tolls at Exit 12.</p><p>But committee members say the issue should instead be discussed as part of the state’s 10-year highway improvement plan.</p> Thu, 24 Oct 2013 17:54:25 +0000 Michael Brindley 37337 at http://nhpr.org House Committee Rejects Bill To Remove Merrimack Toll Booth EZ-Pass Transponders to Get Cheaper http://nhpr.org/post/ez-pass-transponders-get-cheaper <p>&nbsp;</p><p>The Department of Transportation<a href="http://www.nh.gov/dot/media/nr2012/20120328-ezpass.htm"> announced</a> that the cost of EZ pass transponders will drop by more than half starting in April.&nbsp;The transponders will soon cost $8.90 cents, down from $20.95.</p><p>DoT Spokesman Bill Boynton says the drop in price will not only help new EZ pass users, but anyone needing to replace a transponder as well.</p> Wed, 28 Mar 2012 21:14:06 +0000 Sam Evans-Brown 2813 at http://nhpr.org EZ-Pass Transponders to Get Cheaper