Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker has withdrawn his support for the Transportation and Climate Initiative, saying the cap-and-trade program for gasoline is “no longer the best solution for the Commonwealth’s transportation and environmental needs,” according to
The proposed electronic toll gantries on Connecticut’s highways won’t be free — someone will have to operate and maintain the gantries, and handle administrative work, such as billing motorists who don’t have E-ZPass. So who
The Transportation Committee heard testimony regarding the implementation of tolls on Connecticut’s highway, a highly contentious and complex proposal being championed by Gov. Dannel Malloy and Department of Transportation Commissioner James Redeker.
If tolls come to Connecticut’s highways, it may not be through a legislative vote but rather through a new quasi-public entity governed by unelected officials, largely appointed by the governor.
Connecticut receives more federal transportation dollars per capita than most states which have tolls on limited sections of their interstate highways, according to data collected from the Federal Highway Administration.
The Connecticut Department of Transportation hit back against the Reason Foundation’s annual study of state transportation costs, which showed Connecticut had the highest administrative costs per mile in the country. In a memo circulated to
Proponents of adding tolls to Connecticut’s highways often point to New York, Massachusetts or Pennsylvania in an effort to show Connecticut as an outlier, letting potential transportation revenue slip through the state. But data gathered
Connecticut spends $99,417 per mile of road in administrative costs, according to the Reason Foundation’s annual study on state transportation spending and effectiveness. Connecticut had the highest administrative costs in the country, which were nine
Establishing tolls along Connecticut’s highways and increasing the state gasoline tax by 7 cents per gallon would allow the Special Transportation Fund to issue $1.2 billion in bonds in 2022, up from $800 million this
Governor Malloy’s press conference on Wednesday in which he called for tolls, a raise in the gas tax and a tire tax -- and the concomitant out-pouring of support from the heady, “right-minded” and “reasonable”