Could Tolls Return To Connecticut Highways?

The Connecticut Department of Transportation is studying the idea of congestion tolling, whether charging drivers a premium to avoid highway gridlock during peak hours.

A project using a federal grant is looking into whether drivers in Southwestern Connecticut and on I-84 in Hartford, specifically the Aetna viaduct,   would be more likely to use other modes of transportation if tolls were charged when traffic is heavy —  or,  if tolls were to be revived, if charging higher tolls in peak times would improve traffic patterns.

A spokesman says any decision is still years away,  and would require legislative approval.

Congestion pricing is used elsewhere to reduce traffic, encourage other modes of transportation, and fund highway improvements.

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  1. Mad MaxtaxstateCT says:

    As an alternative to a new tax in the form of road tolls, ask large employers in congested cities in CT to stagger work hours and monitor compliance. I doubt that will be an acceptable alternative to our legislators.

  2. Mad MaxtaxstateCT says:

    I forgot to comment on this: ” Congestion pricing is used elsewhere to reduce traffic, encourage other modes of transportation, and fund highway improvements. ” It’s also used to payback construction worker unions through the last item on that list.

  3. Libdumb says:

    Where did all the money go that was earmarked for highway maintenance. You know like the gas tax, etc. Keep on electing a one party State and the only thing that will improve is the level of corruption.

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