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If we must build a toll on Route 95 at the Connecticut border to raise dough for our cash-starved state, how about this nifty bit of tekmology just installed in New Hampshire (via the Nashua Telegraph):

E-ZPass made paying tolls easier, but for many motorists, slowing down to 15 mph wasn’t much of an improvement from the days of stopping to pay an attendant.

A new tollbooth should satisfy that need to keep moving and also eliminate long lines of traffic on holidays.

Starting today, the Hampton toll on Interstate 95 will feature four lanes that allow vehicles equipped with E-ZPass to pass through at highway speeds.

New electronic gadgetry in the lanes means motorists don’t have to slow to the usual 15 mph so that the E-ZPass system can verify their vehicles’ transponders.

State Department of Transportation officials hope the new system will eliminate the notorious miles-long traffic jams at the Hampton tolls that typically mar holidays.

And here's an idea: set up a speed trap there to nab the out-of-staters - toll revenue and speeding ticket cash in one fell swoop.

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