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Connecticut To Study Congestion Pricing On I-95

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I-95 - New Haven, CT - Mar 29, 2012 (credit: CT DOT)

I-95 – New Haven, CT – Mar 29, 2012 (credit: CT DOT)


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HARTFORD, CT (CBSNewYork) - Connecticut has in hand $1.4 million in federal money and it will use that to test out so-called congestion pricing on I-95 between Greenwich and New Haven.

WCBS 880 Connecticut Bureau Chief Fran Schneidau On The Story

That is usually the most congested section of that highway in the state.

“In other words there would be a dedicated travel lane that cars and trucks with a transponder, sort of like E-ZPass, would be able to use to go around clogged up traffic,” said DOT spokesman Judd Everhart.

He says it’s hoped that some motorists would opt for mass transit rather than pay the price of a congestion-free commute in their cars.

But, if Connecticut proceeds with the plan, Everhart says it will likely be several years before it’s in place.

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