POLL: Would You Like to See Highway Tolls Back in CT?

We want to know what you think.

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Connecticut’s highways have been toll-free for almost 30 years - but that could be about to change.

Last week, managers from highway toll systems met in Hartford and Bridgeport on panels sponsored by the state transportation department, according to The Hartford Courant.

  • We want to know what you think. Would you be happy to see electronic tolls on Connecticut highways like in neighboring states?

The panels discussed developments in toll technology and highway funding. The Connecticut tolls on the I-95 closed in 1985 following a tractor-trailer crash that killed seven people, The Hartford Courant reports. But now advocates say highway tolls can reduce traffic jams and raise money for the Connecticut Department of Transportation.

"Traffic congestion affects everyone — undermining the economy and detracting from citizens' quality of life," the Department of Transportation said, according to The Republic.

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Catherine & Dennis June 16, 2014 at 12:40 PM
They need to be fiscally responsible with every dime.
Interested Party June 16, 2014 at 01:11 PM
why would you think the funds are stolen?
Bob Torcello June 16, 2014 at 02:38 PM
I've would vote yes if and only if the tolls were on the Interstates where they leave the state. Just one direction going out of CT. That would put one on I91 north, two on I84 at Mass and NY lines and two on I95 at NY and RI lines. Amounts could be a few dollars. That won't interrupt local traffic.
Rick McDonald June 17, 2014 at 07:51 AM
Put tolls at the Native American Reservation borders. They are sovereign nations after all.
mb June 18, 2014 at 05:31 PM
Didn't gas tax go up 30 years ago to make up for the loss of toll money? Having the tolls back, would that mean that the gas tax is going down? I doubt it. They can do what ever they want after i move out of CT in a couple of years after my wife retires. This should be called gas double tax.


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