Saturday, August 17, 2013

Deval Patrick, union-buster

Mass Live: "Gov. Deval Patrick pushes all-electronic tolling for Massachusetts Turnpike, ending need for toll collectors."

Frankly, I think the Teamster-represented toll collectors sealed their own fate back in 2009 when they staged a sick-out that backed up tollbooth lines for eight miles.  (Of course, waving cars through was impossible because, well, the Bay State needs the cash.)  On the other hand, the toll-booth-free approach raises security issues since it involves transponders and/or high-speed camera shots of license plates.  The State will know where you are at all times.

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