Connecticut Governor Drops Proposal For New Truck Tolls

Associated Press
February 19, 2020 - 4:52 pm

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Connecticut Gov. Ned Lamont says he is dropping his plan for highway tolls for trucks, expressing frustration with legislative leaders who have delayed a vote on the issue.

The General Assembly had planned to vote Thursday on the tolls, which were under consideration to fund a wide ranging transportation improvement plan.

But Lamont, a Democrat, said the Senate needed more time.

He said at a news conference, "I think it's time to take a pause.'' 

The new tolls on bridges on Route 8 and Interstates 84, 91, 95, 395, and 684 would have raised an estimated $200 million for transportation infrastructure in Connecticut.

Lamont says the state will have to make up that money through bonds instead. contributed to this report.