If you weren’t on the roads this Easter Sunday, consider yourself lucky, because there were massive backups all over the Turnpike. And according to Pike Chief Alan LeBovidge, the traffic jams were your fault! That’s right, LeBovidge said yesterday that drivers need to take more responsibility and get Fast Lane transponders. The Boston Herald reports that several Mass Pike toll takers called out sick on the holiday, therefore leaving only one working cash lane at one of the many busy plazas. Apparently, the Turnpike is not allowed to call in employees to work overtime when workers call in sick. As if last weekend’s situation wasn’t bad enough, LeBovidge told the Herald commuters can expect more of the same on Memorial Day weekend.
Just more evidence supporting why the Turnpike needs to be dissolved.