Connecticut toll proposals approved in committee vote

Connecticut

Tolls are getting closer to becoming a reality on Connecticut highways, following a series of votes by state lawmakers on Wednesday.

The Connecticut Legislature’s Transportation Committee voted on three toll proposals Wednesday afternoon, following a 12-hour public hearing. The committee voted to advance all three proposals.

Right now, there are few details about the plans, however, we do know that all three bills would toll drivers of cars and trucks on Interstates 95, 91, and 84, as well as parts of Route 15 (the Wilbur Cross/Merritt Parkways).

Under the proposals, Connecticut drivers would pay about four cents per mile, with gantries installed about every six miles. Out-of-state drivers would be charged nearly 12 cents per mile during peak hours.

If tolls are approved by both houses of the Legislature and signed into law by Gov. Ned Lamont, the earliest that they would go into effect would be in 2022.

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