Posts Tagged ‘ tolls ’

Tolls No Magic Bullet for Connecticut’s Route 11

Jul 9th, 2013 | By

The proposal to extend Route 11 has always been considered bad transportation policy which would lead to environmental degradation, further suburban sprawl and increased congestion. But a new study from the Connecticut DOT released last month shows that even using tolls to pay for Route 11?s extension would not cover the cost of the proposed $1.4 billion highway megaproject in southeastern Connecticut. Click on more from Mobilizing the Region.

Connecticut faces a crisis in transportation funding. We need to sell the idea.

Dec 26th, 2012 | By

What’s needed is marketing. Most people aren’t stupid; they understand that transportation is essential to the state’s economy and quality of life, that it costs money and that the money doesn’t come from the tooth fairy. But they need to know what they are paying for. Click on this environmental headline for more of this Courant editorial.

New England report calls for gas heating, tolls

Oct 24th, 2012 | By

Are you a member of The New England Council? I ask because Brad Kane reports in the Hartford Business Journal today that regional business group New England Council and accounting firm Deloitte released a “smart-infrastructure study” Tuesday calling for New England states to convert more homes and businesses to gas heating and add more tolls to major highways and population centers.

Busway Opponents Hijack Tolling Bill | CT News Junkie

Apr 27th, 2012 | By

Sen. Andrew Maynard, proponent of a bill to put tolls on Route 11, said he felt like he was trapped on the bus from the movie “Speed” after discussion of his bill was hijacked by a debate on the New Britain-to-Hartford busway project.

R.I. toll plan should generate broad discussion – The Day Editorial

Aug 29th, 2011 | By

Many people support the idea of paying their fair share for various public projects through user fees rather than across-the-board taxes – until, of course, it comes time to actually shell out the money.

Route 11 Extension Would Be Costly To Watershed Area

May 1st, 2011 | By

Crews stopped working on the highway in 1972. Now, nearly four decades and plenty of false starts later, the state legislature is once again considering completing the highway by borrowing money and then using tolls to help pay for it, Peter Marteka reports for The Hartford Courant. Those voting on the proposal should come down

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Motorists: Ask not for whom latest cash tap tolls

Jan 14th, 2011 | By

The state’s new governor may look to the past in shaping a transportation policy that would balance the state’s budget while easing traffic congestion.

The case for tolls

Aug 6th, 2010 | By

“It is time to return to the starting line and bring back tolls.” This is one conclusion of a report issued Wednesday by The Tri-State Transportation Campaign, a coalition of regional planning and transportation groups determined to relieve highway congestion, focus on building communities around transit hubs, encourage bus and rail projects and raise revenues

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