Push for tolls in CT forges ahead - WFSB 3 Connecticut

Push for tolls in CT forges ahead

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The push for tolls in Connecticut is moving forward.

The House speaker expects a vote next week on where to put them.

Speaker of the House Joe Aresimowicz says this will let the Department of Transportation do a study, and come up with options on discounts for in-state residents. 

The co-chair of the transportation committee says there are many options and we can't keep putting off projects and letting roads and bridges deteriorate.

"We would go out and look at I-91, I-95, Wilbur Cross and Merritt parkways and give the DOT permission to do that, come back next year with their plan, again next year for a plan to tell us discounts for Connecticut residents, a state income tax rebate, a reduced transponder,” said Democratic State Rep. Tony Guerrera.

Guerrera points out this is a toll plan, which would have to come back to the legislature for review and a vote.

He says the plan would also include language that would reduce the gas tax if tolls are put in place.

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