Better car mileage has led to a reduction in the amount of money collected from the state’s gas tax, prompting lawmakers to search for a new funding source to pay for much-needed highway and bridge repairs.
The measure passed the state’s Senate, 21-to-13, after nearly 10 hours of debate. It now goes to Democratic Gov. Dannel P. Malloy, who said in a statement that he plans to sign the bill into law.
It’s been years since there were tolls in Connecticut, but today there is a public hearing about bringing them back.