Some nice news for your auto insureds
Earlier today MassDOT Secretary and CEO Richard A. Davey announced that the tolls for both eastbound and westbound drivers at the Allston/Brighton toll plaza (Interchange 19) will be FREE this Friday from 5:00-6:00 pm. The free ride comes courtesy of the Boston Symphony Orchestra who is celebrating Tanglewood’s 75th Anniversary Season this year.
“On Fridays in the summer volume picks up on the Turnpike with drivers destined for a Western Mass getaway,” said Secretary Davey. “Whether drivers are heading home from work or traveling to enjoy the beauty of the Berkshires, this sponsorship by the BSO will be a welcomed tune for our customers.”
“Tanglewood is a straight shot down the Pike from Boston, but a world way with over 500 acres of lush lawn, gardens and unbelievable views, not to mention outstanding music. We hope folks of all ages will come out to Tanglewood this summer for a symphony, pops, jazz, of popular artist concert,” said BSO Marketing Director Sarah Manoog.
Agents, be sure to let your insureds know that drivers must still stop at the toolbooth or go through the EZ Pass/Fast Lane lanes with their transponders. The BSO will be paying for the tolls recorded during the hour from 5:00-6:00pm on Friday June 22. The lucky drivers who choose to go through the toll at that time will then see a credit and message from the BSO and Tanglewood on their next statement.
MassDOT estimates that there will likely be 7600 lucky drivers who get their toll paid on Friday. Here is how they figured out that number:
In 2011, MassDOT logged 109,264 toll transactions occurred at Interchange 19 on the fourth Friday in June. Of those transactions, 7,590 occurred between 5:00 p.m. and 6:00 p.m. with 6,066 vehicles passing through the electronic toll collection lanes and 1,524 in the cash lanes.