Tolls

RPA Testimony: No benefit to border tolls in Connecticut – Regional Plan Association

Mar 16th, 2010 | By

RPA’s Amanda Kennedy testified Friday to the Connecticut General Assembly Transportation Committee to promote road pricing that would reduce congestion and vehicle miles traveled. The committee was considering a bill that would require payment of tolls at the state’s borders, and voted on Monday to strike the word “border” from advancing legislation. via RPA Testimony:

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Torrington Democrats discussed students, rail, and toll booths at “Meet the Candidates” night

Mar 12th, 2010 | By

TORRINGTON — The Torrington Democratic Town Committee hosted a “Meet the Candidates” night on Thursday, March 11. Candidates for governor were in attendance and spoke to a crowd of about 50 people on key issues they feel the state needs to address. via Torrington Democrats discussed students, rail, and toll booths at “Meet the Candidates”

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Border toll proposal calls for camera system – GreenwichTime

Mar 12th, 2010 | By

An expected drop in petroleum tax revenues due to more fuel-efficient hybrid cars adds urgency to Connecticut's discussion of tolls and other new ways to fund transportation projects, according to state Rep. Antonio “Tony” Guerrera, D-Rocky Hill. via Border toll proposal calls for camera system – GreenwichTime.



Proposed toll bill may lack legislative, local support – NewsTimes

Mar 11th, 2010 | By

DANBURY — Bad for the economy. Bad for the environment. Bad for the hundreds of thousands of motorists who use Interstate 84 every day. In short, according to Chamber of Commerce President Stephen A. Bull, there's nothing good to say about a proposal to return tolls to Connecticut's highways, even if it is coupled with

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Bring Tolls Back To State’s Highways – Courant.com

Feb 28th, 2010 | By

State Rep. Tony Guerrera, D- Rocky Hill, is the latest among Connecticut lawmakers to propose restoring tolls to finance the repair and maintanance of the state’s aging highway infrastructure. We agree with Mr. Guerrera that a new revenue stream to help solve Connecticut’s woeful transportation problems is desperately needed. via Bring Tolls Back To State’s

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End the free ride for out-of-staters

Feb 26th, 2010 | By

Tolls are the best way to get out-of-state motorists and truckers, who now enjoy a free ride through the state at taxpayers’ expense, to contribute to the upkeep of Connecticut’s roads and bridges. via End the free ride for out-of-staters | The Republican American.



Toll is a four-letter word in Greenwich – GreenwichTime

Feb 18th, 2010 | By

The prospect of reintroducing highway tolls at seven locations near the state line, as proposed in a controversial General Assembly bill by an upstate lawmaker to help raise revenue for transportation improvements, doesn't sit well in this border town. via Toll is a four-letter word in Greenwich – GreenwichTime.



State Legislature To Consider Bills Proposing Tolls – Courant.com

Feb 16th, 2010 | By

Rep. Tony Guerrera, D- Rocky Hill, wants Connecticut to install high-tech tolls at seven key spots near its borders. That could bring in hundreds of millions of dollars a year to maintain highways and repair deteriorating bridges, with most of the money coming from out-of-state drivers who pass through Connecticut on a free ride now,

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For First Time, MTA Will Install Cashless Tolls | Mobilizing the Region

Jan 16th, 2010 | By

This morning, in a speech at the Association for a Better New York that marked his first 100 days on the job, MTA Chairman Jay Walder laid out goals for the agency that include an aggressive campaign of restructuring and technology improvements — including the MTA’s first-ever commitment to installing high-speed cashless tolls on one

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Transit versus highways in Connecticut | Cap’n Transit Rides Again

Oct 2nd, 2009 | By

What could transit advocates do to restore competitiveness to transportation in this area? First of all, oppose any new widening projects. There are currently none that I know of on the horizon, but there are lots for the Turnpike east of New Haven. Second, press for tolls to be reintroduced, not just on the Turnpike

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Oil Spill Off Australia Incites a Call for More Protection – NYTimes.com

Sep 28th, 2009 | By

SYDNEY, Australia — Visitors hoping to peek at Australia’s exotic marine life usually head straight for the Great Barrier Reef. But conservationists say that an equally remarkable, but lesser known, marine environment is under threat from the booming oil and gas exploration taking place among the reefs and atolls off Australia’s northwest coast. via Oil

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Cheap Ways to Commute This Fall: Take a Second Look at Commuting Alternatives

Sep 10th, 2009 | By

Public transit, carpooling, vanpooling, telecommuting, biking or walking and four-day work weeks offer a great way for consumers to save while helping to improve the environment. Given the difficult economic climate … even if you are lucky enough to have a job, everyone is looking for ways to cut corners. And along with your food

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Touchy Subject of Tolls Is Back in Connecticut – NYTimes.com

Jul 26th, 2009 | By

Touchy Subject of Tolls Is Back in Connecticut – NYTimes.com: “With Connecticut unable to afford the extensive repairs needed for its roads or upgrades to its mass transit system, some state officials are pushing a revenue-raising idea that might sound obvious to drivers on the New Jersey Turnpike or the New York State Thruway: tolls.”

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State transportation board continues collecting highway toll information – The Advocate

Jul 17th, 2009 | By

State transportation board continues collecting highway toll information – The Advocate: “HARTFORD — In the midst of an IBM engineer’s presentation on a variety of electronic tolling systems in use in the United States, London, and Stockholm, Lyle Wray, a state transportation board member, interjected, stating that the major stumbling block for Connecticut residents to

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Editorial: No tolls for thee | TheDay.com

May 24th, 2009 | By

Editorial: No tolls for thee | TheDay.com: “The Transportation Strategy Board last week decided to make no recommendations regarding several proposals to reactivate tolls along state roads.” Provided by www.CTEnvironmentalHeadlines.com



State’s transportation study finished, but no decisions made | TheDay.com

May 22nd, 2009 | By

State's transportation study finished, but no decisions made | TheDay.com: “Hartford – A transportation advisory board officially accepted the final copy of a million-dollar study on tolls Thursday morning but made no recommendation on whether to implement any of the ideas contained in the voluminous report.” Provided by www.CTEnvironmentalHeadlines.com



Tolls, congestion pricing get mixed reviews at Norwalk forum – The Hour

May 15th, 2009 | By

Tolls, congestion pricing get mixed reviews at Norwalk forum – The Hour: “Speakers split over bringing back highway tolls during a public hearing before the state Transportation Strategy Board at Norwalk Community College on Thursday night.” Provided by www.CTEnvironmentalHeadlines.com



With tolls, it’s all about location, location, location – The Advocate

May 10th, 2009 | By

With tolls, it's all about location, location, location – The Advocate: “Let’s all give thanks for two-plus decades of toll-free highways in Connecticut. The traffic may be horrible but remember this: at least we haven’t being paying for the privilege of glacial motion. However, the time is near for all drivers to once again cough

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Toll proposals to be discussed at Thursday hearing – The Advocate

May 10th, 2009 | By

Toll proposals to be discussed at Thursday hearing – The Advocate: “NORWALK — Daniel Radford said he doesn’t mind that the state wants to bring back tolls to fund transportation projects, but he’s concerned it would add significant travel time for those who drive to work.” Provided by www.CTEnvironmentalHeadlines.com



Groton To Host Highway Tolls Hearing | TheDay.com

May 3rd, 2009 | By

Groton To Host Highway Tolls Hearing | TheDay.com: “The additional state Transportation Strategy Board hearings will be held May 13 at the Groton City Hall Auditorium at 295 Meridian St. and May 14 at Norwalk Community Technical College’s East Campus in Norwalk.” Provided by www.CTEnvironmentalHeadlines.com