Sen. Fasano Responds to House Democrat Press Release Regarding Tolls on Trucks

November 19, 2019

Senate Republican Leader Len Fasano (R-North Haven) released the following statement in response to a press release issued by House Democrats today suggesting that Connecticut should pursue tolling trucks.

“House Democrats are welcome to bring forward whatever ideas they have. But this is not a plan, this is a concept. There are no numbers, no explanation of how the Special Transportation Fund will be made solvent, no explanation of construction costs, no indication if this is a gross or net projection, and no explanation of how this will cover the costs of needed transportation improvements. I appreciate that House Democrats want to be part of the conversation. However, Governor Lamont has already reviewed and abandoned this idea. I personally do not support tolls on trucks. I have always feared that tolls on trucks is the first step to eventually tolling cars, which is a tax increase people do not support. Senate Republicans have offered a comprehensive transportation plan with no tolls and no tax increases. We still believe that is the best way forward for our state. We welcome conversation with all caucuses and the governor.”