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Bysiewicz pitches transportation plan: low interest federal loans, tolls for bridges

From Yankee Institute.

Lt. Governor Susan Bysiewicz offered a look into Gov. Ned Lamont’s new transportation plan today during a public meeting before the Western Connecticut Council of Governments.

The plan involves using low-interest federal loans available through the Transportation Infrastructure Finance and Innovation Act and the Railroad Rehabilitation and Improvement Act, part of the Build America Bureau with the U.S. Department of Transportation.

The federal loans would be combined with limited tolling on some Connecticut bridges, but not the extensive congestion tolling plan originally put forward by both Gov. Dannel Malloy and Lamont.

Sources indicate the toll rates for bridges will be low, with a discount for in-state residents.

See the complete article from the Yankee Institute online.