Connecticut has one of the highest gasoline taxes in the country, according to a new report released by the Tax Foundation, which used 2018 data gathered by the American Petroleum Institute.
Gov. Dannel Malloy’s executive order to force a $10 million tolling study in Connecticut will seek to satisfy federal study requirements to implement tolls on Connecticut’s highways.
Don Shubert, head of the Connecticut Construction Industries Association, and Mary Tomolonius, executive director for the Connecticut Association for Community Transportation, implored supporters and members to attend tomorrow’s Bond Commission meeting in support of transportation funding and Gov. Dannel Malloy’s $10 million tolling study. An email from Tomolonius dated July ...
Public Transportation and Fringe Benefit Costs Grow Much Faster than Connecticut Transportation Revenue
Connecticut's transportation funding problems have been blamed on increasing debt costs, but a look at the history of transportation spending in Connecticut shows that, when adjusted for inflation, the biggest cost increases have been for public transportation and fringe benefits for employees.
In conceding that a House vote on a tolls bill would likely not happen this year, House Speaker Joe Arsimowicz said, “When you have people that want to paint the picture that Connecticut sucks at all costs and any new thing is going to force people out of the state, it’s a tough narrative to overcome.”