Committee Passes Measure to Bring Tolls to CT

The state is one step closer to adding tolls to Connecticut roads.

A bill that could lead to the Department of Transportation implementing tolls statewide passed through the Finance Revenue and Bonding Committee Thursday.

Residents who spoke to NBC Connecticut about it were split on the issue, which has been a hot topic.

“Bringing toll roads to Connecticut? I think it’s ridiculous honestly,” said Evan Monterio of Newington. “I think we already pay enough in taxes for the roads.”

“I’m all for it,” Hartford resident Yuvonne Grant said. “It’s going to bring a lot of money into the state.”

Gov. Dannel Malloy has endorsed tolls as a way to raise money for the states special transportation fund which could run out of money in the next few years.

The tolls would be electronic. Legislative and transportation leaders have discussed installing the tolls on the state’s busiest highways.

The bill will now move on to the House for a vote.

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