After years of unreliable electric charging service on the Massachusetts Turnpike, the Department of Transportation is looking for a total reboot.
The six charging stations at rest stops on the Pike have been permanently taken out of service, the agency said. Now MassDOT is in the early stages of selecting a vendor to remove the non-functional terminals and install new ones.
The replacement process will take time, given state procurement rules, said Kyle Murray, Massachusetts program director at the nonprofit Acadia Center who is following the EV transition. The administration of Gov. Maura Healey should move more quickly than the prior Baker administration, he said.
“I’m confident that we will see the pace pick up a bit with the new administration in place,” Murray said. “Obviously they’re still getting their legs under them, and any new policies they put in place are going to have some lag time until implementation.”
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