A $17.75 toll to drive two miles?

April 7, 2018


On Thursday, Republicans and I voted “no” on Gov. Dan Malloy’s bill to place electronic tolls on highways across the state.

Unfortunately, the bill ended up passing in the Finance Revenue and Bonding Committee on a party line vote.

If the bill ends up being passed by the full legislature and signed into law by the governor, it is likely that tolls would be placed on:

  • I-95
  • I-84
  • The Merritt Parkway
  • Other state routes, such as Rt. 8 and Rt. 9.

What else?

  • A toll gantry could be placed everywhere there is an exit on every limited access highway in the state.
  • CT commuters would pay the most because the tolls must be based on a ‘congestion pricing scheme’ that would require much higher tolls during commuting hours. See the attached picture for a $17.75 toll to drive two miles in Virginia!

This law would represent a tax on state residents which could amount to hundreds of dollars per month.

Please continue to join me in speaking out against tolls.

If you have any questions about tolls, contact me at [email protected].