Unclogging the Heart of I-95 [Wall Street Journal]

November 25, 2014

Excerpted from a Wall Street Journal Article

The study in Connecticut is expected to be done in early 2015. The use of congestion pricing or the reintroduction of tolls would require approval from state legislators and the governor. Connecticut state Sen. Toni Boucher, a Republican and ranking member on the General Assembly’s Transportation Committee, said she liked the Florida model and could support it as long as the tolls were voluntary and as long as some free lanes remained.

The state’s study examines the use of electronic tolling structures mounted over the highway that would charge motorists using EZ-Pass devices. There would be no toll booths and motorist wouldn’t need to stop. Cameras would record license plates to send toll bills in the mail to drivers without EZ-Pass.