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The card allows commuters to place funds into an account connected to the card, and then simply tapping the card on the fare box each time when boarding CTtransit, CTtransit Express and CTfastrak.
Reductions in service that had been scheduled to take effect on July 1 have been canceled. The state will still "need to find new, long-term funding sources to replace dwindling gas tax revenues," Gov. Dannel Malloy said. "This should not be seen as optional – it’s critical to Connecticut’s future.”
Which highways would have tolls, where they would be located, and how much they would cost drivers are among the questions yet to be answered.
Meanwhile, a new AAA poll of Connecticut drivers found that 47 percent favor electronic tolls as the best option for transportation funding.
The postponements include the widening of I-95 from Bridgeport to Stamford and completing the interchange between Routes 15 and 7 in Norwalk.
The Connecticut Department of Transportation is asking commuters to participate in the week-long challenge and find greener alternatives to commute and travel such as carpooling, biking and riding the train to work for at least one day.