SQUARING THE CIRCLE – THE OLD TOLL BOOTHS ON THE PIKE

Circles and squares in squares. What could be simpler? Almost anything. Today, it’s the old toll booths on the Mass Turnpike. They’ve been removed now and they check your entries and exits using cameras and signals. But before that and for years and years, we had toll booths. I have no idea how people who don’t have a tag on their car pay for using the pike. I know they do it, so I assume they photograph the car’s license plate and bill its owners. Something like that!

Squared toll booths?

Squaring the Circle with Squared Squares

7 thoughts on “SQUARING THE CIRCLE – THE OLD TOLL BOOTHS ON THE PIKE”

  1. The one toll highway we have is privately owned by SNC Lavalin. They got the highway for a song and have been sticking it to us ever since. You have to buy a transponder if you use it regularly (used to be around $90.00). Otherwise they take your licence plate and bill you that way. The charges are excessive and they make mistakes and there’s no way you can dispute it. There’s no-one to answer the phone. If you don’t pay you can’t renew your licence. It can cost over $20. to go one way across the city. I would rather the toll booths where you pay up front and then forget about it.
    Leslie

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    1. I think I preferred the toll booths too. There were no surprises. Supposedly all our toll roads are toll roads until they are paid for. Either they are NEVER paid for, or it’s too good a deal to give up the tolls. Never yet seen a toll road that stopped costing money, at least not in Massachusetts.

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