Waterbury business owner vents frustrations over proposed tolls to governor

From Waterbury Republican-American.

Truck-only bridge tolls will cost a Waterbury-based scrap metal recycling company an extra $150,000 a year, its president told Gov. Ned Lamont Wednesday, giving voice to the frustrations of members of the Waterbury Regional Chamber at the business group’s annual legislative breakfast about the latest tolling plan.

Albert Bros. Inc. President Eric Albert protested to Lamont that the number of proposed Waterbury truck-only bridge tolls – one-quarter of the total number proposed – is unfair to area businesses.

“Fair is fair, and I don’t think Waterbury is getting fair shot on that,” he said.

Lamont is supporting a plan to establish 12 toll bridges across Connecticut, including two on the approaches to the Mixmaster interchange on Interstate 84 and Route 8 in Waterbury and a third nearby on the Rochambeau Bridge over the Housatonic River on I-84 in Southbury and Newtown.

Albert told Lamont that the every one of his family-owned company’s fleet of 15 heavy trucks will hit those three tolls, and other businesses located in Waterbury and surrounding communities will be in the same position.

See the complete article from the Waterbury Republican-American online.