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.

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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.

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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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