New Connecticut Toll Proposals May Include Discounts
Lawmakers are trying to push their new highway toll legislation through over the next few weeks but the good news is that driver discounts may be in the works.
According to an article in the Greenwich Patch, CT state lawmakers are putting forth their best effort to pass the new highway toll legislation before the General Assembly adjourns in less than two weeks.
Even though most drivers don't favor the return of tolls on Interstate 95, certain discounts have already been proposed for E-Z Pass holders and frequent commuters. Tolls would increase for 18 wheelers since they cause most wear and tear to roadways.
Tolls are being proposed for I-84, I-91, I-95, and the Wilbur Cross Parkway and all tolls would be electronic which means absolutely no toll booths whatsoever. Here's the bottom line, Connecticut's in a whole lot of financial trouble and revenue generated by road tolls could add $1.3 billion to the state's coffers. Hey commuters, how does that set with you? Are you onboard?