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CT tolls (trucks only) back in play in latest Democratic plan;...

House Democratic leaders have proposed a new plan that would install highway tolls for trucks only on 12 bridges across the state, as opposed to Gov. Ned Lamont’s CT2030 initiative, which would have included tolls on 14 bridges for all vehicles.

Conn. state Dems indicate possible compromise with GOP on fixing transportation

“While I appreciate Sen. Fasano’s proposal to partially fund much-needed infrastructure investments, taking money out of the Rainy Day Fund is a risky proposition that requires serious evaluation," says Gov. Ned Lamont.

Conn. GOP unveils its own transportation plan: No tolls, borrowing from...

“We developed FASTR CT to show there is another way to invest in transportation and grow jobs in a manner that is sustainable and accountable to taxpayers — all without tolls," said Senate Minority Leader Len Fasano.

Taking a toll on commuters: Lamont woos politicians and residents on...

The future of the governos’s ambitious 10-year, $21 billion CT2030 plan is very much in doubt, with state Republicans remaining skeptical and several of his fellow Democratic lawmakers hedging their bets as next year’s election looms.

Lamont’s CT2030 transportation plan: More details, reaction to I-684 toll

The plan is receiving positive reviews from Lamont's fellow Democrats, the Connecticut AFL-CIO, and the Business Council of Fairfield County -- and opposition from state Republicans, the Motor Transport Association of Connecticut, and Westchester County politicians.

CT governor’s transportation plan: Tolls on I-95, I-84 and I-684

Under the plan, Connecticut drivers with a transponder would pay 40 to 80 cents, medium-sized trucks would pay $1 to $2, and heavy trucks would pay $2.80 to $5.60. “Within a 24 hour period, any vehicle equipped with a transponder will not pay more than one round-trip user fee per gantry,” according to the proposal.

Lamont shares some details of transportation plan with GOP lawmakers

CT 2030 includes tolls on 14 highway bridges, instead of the 50 toll gantries on four major highways -- the Merritt Parkway and Interstates 84, 91 and 95 -- that the governor had originally proposed.

Fasano, Klarides signal willingness to work with Lamont on transportation compromise

Although the governor's new transportation plan includes fewer tolls, the state's Republican leaders are still against them.

Lamont’s new transportation plan: Fewer tolls, federal loans

While the governor had proposed tolls on four major highways involving about 50 gantries, his new plan reportedly calls for tolls involving 16 to 18 bridges.

Fixing transportation is a top priority, Lamont tells Stamford Chamber

“We’ve got to hit the elephant in the room – getting our fiscal house in order,” the governor said in his remarks to the Chamber of Commerce. “I just want to get this thing going."

No Tolls CT buys billboards to protest highway tolls plan

“Tell Your Legislators! Vote for Tolls, Lose at the Polls," the billboards on interstates 84, 91 and 95 implore.

SHU prof takes close look at Conn. state politics in new...

Among other recommendations, Sacred Heart professor Gary L. Rose is calling for the revitalization of Connecticut’s cities, “which are in terrible shape, no question about it.”

Lamont ‘having a ball,’ keeps things upbeat at WorkPlace meeting

“Take out all the friction and we’ll make this economy sing,” the governor told the crowd at The WorkPlace's quarterly meeting, held June 21 at Housatonic Community College.

Lamont tries again on tolls, dangling tax credit for low-income residents

The governor has also proposed widening I-95 west of New Haven to reduce congestion, which he said would cut commuting time to New York by as much as 22 minutes.

Cuomo plans to spend $355.3M for cashless tolls on Thruway

Once toll collection has been switched to cashless equipment, existing toll plazas and barriers will be removed.