The Office of Inspector General reported that Massachusetts lost nearly $1 million in toll revenue because they allowed employees, and retirees of the Massachusetts DOT to pass through tollbooths without paying.
The report stated that more than $985,000 was lost in toll revenue between Nov. 1, 2009 and Aug. 31, 2015. MassDOT employees, retirees and employees of other public agencies were given non-revenue transponders and paid Massachusetts Turnpike Authority cards to pass through toll plazas without paying.
Jack Meyers, senior investigator and spokesperson for the Office of the Inspector General, recommended the next steps MassDOT should take in response to these findings. “Our office recommends that MassDOT consider eliminating the non-revenue transponders and the Mass. Turnpike Authority’s paid cards,” Meyers said. “They’ve eliminated some after we began the investigation, but there are some that they haven’t eliminated yet, and we highly recommend that they eliminate those as well.”
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