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.
The 15-0 vote came during a Public Works and Highways committee meeting on Wednesday.
Former Senate President Peter Bragdon sponsored the bill, which would have removed the ramp tolls at Exit 12.
But committee members say the issue should instead be discussed as part of the state’s 10-year highway improvement plan.
The Department of Transportation announced that the cost of EZ pass transponders will drop by more than half starting in April. The transponders will soon cost $8.90 cents, down from $20.95.
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.
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