BOSTON

Commuting During Off-Peak Hours Could Save You Money

The toll-road pilot is currently being reviewed as part of the state budget

In an effort to ease rush-hour congestion in the Boston area, MassDOT has developed a pilot program aimed at easing traffic on highways by offering commuters steep discounts for avoiding peak traffic hours, according to the Boston Herald.

The program is currently being reviewed as part of the state budget.

"Our goal is we are trying to create a financial incentive to relieve traffic," Senate President Harriette L. Chandler’s office said in a statement.

Boston is the seventh-most congested urban area in the nation, at an annual cost of $5.7 billion in fuel and time lost to workers and employers, according to the Boston Herald.

If approved, the toll-road pilot is set to launch by April 1, 2019.

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