Another Day, Another Toll: Connecticut Considering Plan To Charge Drivers For Using State HighwaysGov. Ned Lamont and lawmakers there are now looking to toll state highways, giving many drivers a new source of road rage.
Malloy: Reinstate Highway Tolls, Raise Gas Tax For Transportation FundConnecticut Gov. Dannel P. Malloy is proposing reinstating highway tolls and increasing the state gas tax to pay for improvements and maintenance to roads and bridges.
Conn. Lawmakers Consider Bringing Back Highway Tolls To Pay For Road RepairsGovernor Dannel Molloy wants to spend $100 billion over 30 years on infrastructure, and is exploring all options to help cover the costs.
Connecticut Lawmaker: GOP Has Plan To Help Pay For Malloy's Transportation OverhaulState Sen. Toni Boucher said Republicans in Hartford have come up with a plan that would redirect bonding, freeing up an extra $1 billion a year.
Connecticut Weighs Privatizing Highways For Toll CollectionProponents of the idea like the idea that the private contractors who lease highways would not only collect tolls, but also maintain the highways. The downside, state Rep. Gail Lavielle believes, would be inevitable toll hikes.
Calls Grow For Tolls At Connecticut BordersBetter 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.