Two CT Lawmakers Debate Tolling

Stamford Advocate provides a state lawmakers’ point-counterpoint debate on the “looming possibility of the return of highway tolls for the first time since 1988.” State Representative Christopher Rosario contends that “[i]n order to improve our infrastructure and create more jobs, legislators need to make a bold decision to consider implementing electronic tolling. The state’s aging and overcrowded transportation network is taking its toll on the economy.” State Senator Michael McLachlan argues that, “Imagine how tolls would impact the Danbury Mall, Danbury Hospital or any of our other major economic drivers. [Link deleted.] And how about the thousands of western Connecticut working families who cross the New York border multiple times every day to make a living? Their burden will be heavy. It will be targeted to our communities. And that’s unfair.”