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I-Team:Looking at the impact of the Connecticut tolls proposal

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The state of Connecticut is considering an all electronic toll system on four of its major highways, including I-91. 

Drivers in both Massachusetts and Connecticut have been expressing concerns over Connecticut’s proposed tolling system, which would install toll gantries on I-91,  I-95, I-84 and Route 15. Its been more than 30 years since CT had tolls, and they were only on I-95 and the Bissell Bridge.

The 22News I-Team went to the Connecticut State Capital Building to find out why lawmakers want to bring back the tolls. We spoke with Connecticut State Representative Roland Lemar, who is the House chair of the Transportation Committee.

“For the last 30 years, there hasn’t been any tolls on our road, we think we missed an opportunity to invest in transportation that makes places thrive and grow and we need revenue if we will maintain the status quo,” said Lemar. “We don’t want to punish people, we just want folks paying a portion of their fair share.”

How will this tolling system impact tourism, businesses and commuters who cross state lines? Find out in the 22News I-Team report on CONNECTICUT TOLLS, Thursday, May 9 on 22News at 6PM.

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