The Massachusetts Turnpike Authority today may opt to postpone toll increases that are set to begin Friday and instead use reserve funds to help meet operating costs for the remainder of fiscal 2009, which ends June 30.

The board is set to vote on putting off the toll hikes after Gov. Deval Patrick and legislative leaders last week said they had come to a general agreement on addressing the authority's fiscal woes and instructed Secretary of Transportation, Jim Aloisi, who chairs MassPike's board, to put off the increase.

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