HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — The issue of highway tolls in Connecticut is back on the legislature's agenda.
The Hearst Connecticut Media Group reports that lawmakers are again considering tolls to raise money as a special transportation fund established decades ago to fix roads and bridges is depleted by officials looking for money.
State Rep. Pat Dillon, a New Haven Democrat who introduced legislation for tolls on state highways, says officials need to consider how to finance road work.
Connecticut's $1.2 billion Special Transportation Fund is solvent, but is projected to run a $52 million deficit in 2015 and post a $98 million deficit in 2016.
Highway tolls ended in 1985, two years after a tractor-trailer crash at a Stratford toll booth killed seven people and injured others.
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Hosed-by-the-system | January 22 2013 10:37am
residents are getting hammered enough in this pathetic state on taxes and fee's...if they need to put friggin tolls up , put em at the borders.........
SherriJane | January 22 2013 6:06am
I notice our lazy politicians are taking on all the "easy" solutions and not thinking of the consequences. Do they even know CT residents are hurting financially. The smart ones are moving out of the State. The all promote making this a tourist attraction but don't tell the tourists it will cost you dearly. Can anyone just see those toll booths in the summer? What a mess!
Bobbyo | January 21 2013 12:42pm
How about these lazy politicians think about spending cuts instead of overly simplistic ideas such as toll plazas on our highways. We are already one of the highest taxed states in the nation, Enough already!
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