Trucks-only tolling back on table, top lawmakers say

From CT Post.

Unable to secure enough support to pass a plan for widespread tolling on the state’s major highways, top Democratic lawmakers and Gov. Ned Lamont are now discussing ideas they previously rejected: tolling trucks only and placing tolls on select bridges in need of repair.

“There has been discussion back and forth where the governor has indicated his support for a consensus compromise for transportation infrastructure that would include a more limited amount of tolling,” Senate President Martin Looney, D-New Haven, said Tuesday. “The concept is tolling on a certain number of bridges that have not been specified yet and possibly returning to an earlier version of his proposal of tolling on trucks only.”

Democrats’ goal is to devise a limited tolling proposal that will win some Republican votes, kick start transportation investment and pass legal muster.

Either proposal involving tolls or bridges would represent a significant retreat from Lamont’s proposal for numerous gantries on interstates 95, 91, 84 and the Merritt Parkway.

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