Connecticut Toll Bill Approved by Transportation Committee on Party-Line Vote

Hartford Courant reports, “After years of discussions, the legislature’s transportation committee voted [on March 17] to approve installing electronic tolls on Connecticut highways. . . . But lawmakers said the bill [HB 6058] still has a long way to go before Connecticut residents would be paying tolls on the highways.” The newspaper notes, “Tolls could raise as much as $18.3 billion in revenue by 2040 – with at least 30 percent paid by out-of-state drivers and 24 percent paid by heavy trucks, according to estimates by a special panel that studied the issue.” (Link added.)