With $18 Billion Potential Revenue at Stake, CT Lawmakers Continue the Tolling Debate

Hartford Courant reports, “With as much as $18 billion on the line over the next two decades, lawmakers debated [on April 17] over a controversial plan to install electronic tolls on Connecticut highways in a battle that could come to a vote next month.”

Connecticut Post reports that the legislative finance committee public hearing “on placing electronic tolls on state highways drew little interest — a possible indicator few believe tolls can pass the General Assembly.” The newspaper notes, “State Sen. John Fonfara, D-Hartford, complained the state Department of Transportation did not send a representative to speak to the committee.”