Tolls

Report: Connecticut Drivers Likely To Fight Toll Ideas — Courant.com

Jan 20th, 2009 | By

Report: Connecticut Drivers Likely To Fight Toll Ideas — Courant.com: “Consultants studying the possibility of reinstating tolls on some Connecticut highways are warning that officials could face a tough battle from the public. The state Transportation Strategy Board is reviewing a report by Cambridge Systematics, a Massachusetts consultant expected to unveil the results of its

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Report: Conn. drivers likely to fight toll ideas – Norwalk News – The Hour

Jan 19th, 2009 | By

Report: Conn. drivers likely to fight toll ideas – The Hour: “HARTFORD (AP) — Consultants studying the possibility of reinstating tolls on some Connecticut highways are warning that officials could face a tough battle from the public. The state Transportation Strategy Board is reviewing a report by Cambridge Systematics, a Massachusetts consultant expected to unveil

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Gas Tax Hike, Tolls Needed Urgently | Hartford Business

Jan 11th, 2009 | By

Gas Tax Hike, Tolls Needed Urgently | Hartford Business: “A robust transportation system fuels economic growth, and a sustainable funding source drives a robust system. Imagine a Connecticut that maintains its highways and bridges on schedule, provides an integrated system of buses, ferries and trains,R. Nelson and leverages its infrastructure to make it easier for

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Toll problems – The Advocate

Jan 6th, 2009 | By

Letter: Toll problems – The Advocate: “One must wonder why the state is considering tolls on the highways. Have officials considered the cost of constructing toll plazas, and paying toll collectors and additional state police to enforce tolls? Are we not still paying the cost for pensions, health care and other benefits for the collectors

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Be ready to confront toll proposal – The Advocate

Jan 4th, 2009 | By

Be ready to confront toll proposal – The Advocate: “Residents of southern Fairfield County need to be aware of a fact that could affect their lives considerably; they need to pay attention and educate themselves on the issue – now – so they can have an informed voice in a decision that could be made

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Return Of The Tolls? — Courant.com

Jan 3rd, 2009 | By

Return Of The Tolls? — Courant.com: “Later this month, the state’s Transportation Strategy Board will receive a consultant’s study on the use of tolls. We hope that Cambridge Systematics, a transportation research group, provides enough fodder to push the toll question to the front burner.” Provided by www.CTEnvironmentalHeadlines.com



Tolls could find a future in state – The Connecticut Post Online

Jan 2nd, 2009 | By

Tolls could find a future in state – The Connecticut Post Online: “Rising needs at the state level have brought back a possibility discarded two decades ago and rarely missed since — tolls on state highways. State leaders say they’re against it, and they have a point. But maybe there should be some leeway in

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Report On Whether To Restore Highway Tolls Pending — Courant.com

Jan 2nd, 2009 | By

Report On Whether To Restore Highway Tolls Pending — Courant.com: “BRIDGEPORT — – A government panel is expected to receive a report later this month about whether tolls should return to Connecticut’s highways. Cambridge Systematics, a transportation research group, is scheduled to present its results to the state Transportation Strategy Board on Jan. 15.” Provided

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Transit Cuts Would Impact Many. Bridge Tolls? Not So Much | Mobilizing the Region

Dec 18th, 2008 | By

Transit Cuts Would Impact Many. Bridge Tolls? Not So Much. | Mobilizing the Region: “Yesterday, the MTA Board passed its “doomsday budget,” officially putting riders on the hook for massive fare increases and service cuts if state elected officials don’t pass the Ravitch Commission’s recommendations or some other plan to save the system. The consequences

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M.T.A. Approves Cuts but Seeks Help – NYTimes.com

Dec 18th, 2008 | By

M.T.A. Approves Cuts but Seeks Help – NYTimes.com: “Facing its worst financial crisis in decades, the Metropolitan Transportation Authority approved an austerity budget for 2009 on Wednesday that calls for painful cuts in transit service and a steep increase in fares and tolls.” Provided by www.CTEnvironmentalHeadlines.com



Business leaders: raise taxes! – Rick Green | CT Confidential

Dec 17th, 2008 | By

Business leaders: raise taxes! – Rick Green | CT Confidential: “The MetroHartford Alliance is calling for higher gasoline taxes and bringing back tolls on the interstate highways.” Provided by www.CTEnvironmentalHeadlines.com



Mixed Reviews on Transit Plan – NYTimes.com

Dec 5th, 2008 | By

Mixed Reviews on Transit Plan – NYTimes.com: “A central element of a financial rescue plan for the Metropolitan Transportation Authority — charging tolls on East River and Harlem River bridges — met with sharp opposition from elected officials across the city after the plan was officially released on Thursday.” Provided by www.CTEnvironmentalHeadlines.com



New York governor accepts MTA bail-out plan – Staten Island Real-Time News – SILive.com

Dec 4th, 2008 | By

New York governor accepts MTA bail-out plan – Staten Island Real-Time News – SILive.com: “Governor David Paterson has given his approval to a Metropolitan Transportation Authority bailout plan that will reduce the massive bus and subway fare hikes that had been proposed last month by the agency. Paterson and Mayor Michael Bloomberg favor a state-appointed

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Rell: Tolls not an option to bridge gap in budget The Republican-American

Dec 4th, 2008 | By

Rell: Tolls not an option to bridge gap in budget The Republican-American: “Gov. M. Jodi Rell says reinstating tolls on Connecticut highways will not be part of any solution she proposes to resolve the state’s budget deficit.” Provided by www.CTEnvironmentalHeadlines.com



Panel touts 8% fare hike, city bridge tolls for MTA — Newsday.com

Dec 4th, 2008 | By

Panel touts 8% fare hike, city bridge tolls for MTA — Newsday.com: “Long-awaited recommendations to bail out the cash-strapped Metropolitan Transportation Authority include an 8 percent fare hike – a radically smaller increase than the 23 percent that MTA officials included in their proposed 2009 operating budget – along with a company payroll tax and

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From the road: No tolls in Connecticut – The Advocate

Dec 3rd, 2008 | By

From the road: No tolls in Connecticut – The Advocate: “Gov. M. Jodi Rell is looking for ways to close the state’s budget deficit but does not count highway tolls among the potential solutions.” Provided by www.CTEnvironmentalHeadlines.com



Highway tolls loom as funding source, but not all are won over | TheDay.com

Nov 28th, 2008 | By

Highway tolls loom as funding source, but not all are won over | TheDay.com: “In August 2007, when trucking lobbyist Michael Riley uttered the words “If tolls pass, legislators lose elections,” it was still relatively easy for lawmakers to politely dismiss the toll-taking idea. The state had a surplus, the stock market was well into

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TSB To Study Tolls (CT News Junkie)

Sep 23rd, 2008 | By

TSB To Study Tolls (CT News Junkie): “The Transportation Strategy Board will begin a study that analyzes the impacts and benefits of putting tolls back on Connecticut’s highways.” Provided by www.CTEnvironmentalHeadlines.com



Rell not a backer of tolls – Greenwich Time

Jul 21st, 2008 | By

Rell not a backer of tolls – Greenwich Time: “NORWALK – Gov. M. Jodi Rell is not anxious to reintroduce tolls to the state’s highways.” Provided by www.CTEnvironmentalHeadlines.com



Taking another look at tolls – The Advocate

Jul 17th, 2008 | By

Taking another look at tolls – The Advocate: “This morning, the state’s Transportation Strategy Board is scheduled to hire Cambridge Systematics Inc. of Massachusetts to study bringing tolls back to Connecticut after an absence of more than two decades. The board has been pushing for a toll study for years as a way of capturing

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