Danbury Hosts Rally This Saturday to Protest Tolls in Connecticut
The organization called, No Tolls CT is organizing a rally in Danbury for this Saturday, March 7.
If you're deadset against Governor Ned Lamont's proposed highway toll policy, join the Stamford grassroots organization, No Tolls CT at the corner of White St. and Wildman St. in downtown Danbury this Saturday at 1 pm.
According to the NewsTimes, Governor Lamont has proposed a plan to build 53 toll-collecting gantries across the cities three major interstates along with the Merritt and Wilbur Cross Parkways. This proposal has been staunchly opposed by both state and local leaders including Mayor Boughton who say that this idea is just another tax on the state's residents and may even hurt area businesses. Here's a WFSB news report on the issue.
If the Governor has his way, construction could begin in 2022 at the cost of $213 million. Lamont claims that the road tolls could bring in up to $800 million per year. During Mayor Mark's failed bid for governor, one of his main campaign promises was 'no toll roads in the state of Connecticut.'