Ticker: Tolls tell the tale of traffic’s return; Heyyy! Henry Winkler gets book deal 

The return of crunching highway traffic to Boston area roadways might have made drivers miserable, but there’s a silver lining for transportation officials: a bounty of tolls that are pouring into the state’s coffers.

Through the first three quarters of fiscal year 2022, the Department of Transportation hauled in $306.5 million from roadway tolls, nearly $70 million more than over the same period a year earlier. The surge positions MassDOT to end the year with $76 million more in toll revenue than it expected.

Standing in stark contrast with still-depleted ridership on public transit, drivers have been using tolled roadways in large enough volumes that MassDOT officials now expect to bring in about 95% as much in tolls this year as they did in fiscal year 2019, the last year before the pandemic.

Heyyyy! Henry Winkler gets thumbs up on book deal, memoir due 2024

Henry Winkler is busy as ever these days, but the actor is still making time to write a memoir.

Celadon Books announced Wednesday that it has a deal with Winkler to tell his life story. The memoir, currently untitled, is scheduled for 2024.

Winkler, 76, became famous in the 1970s as “The Fonz” on the sitcom “Happy Days” and has worked steadily ever since. His hundreds of TV and movie credits include “Arrested Development,” Parks and Recreation” and an Emmy-winning role on the HBO series “Barry.”

“I am both excited and nervous to contemplate writing a memoir, because it’s hard to remember what happened the day before yesterday. But here I go!” the Emerson College alum said in a statement.