Time$ are hard, budget’s tight, so signal from White House rekindles “Tolls.”


State Rep. Antonio Guerrera, D-Rocky Hill, says interstate tolls could be revived, after today’s signal from the White House: “Tolls will provide our state with an annual revenue stream of hundreds-of-millions, paid, in a significant measure, by out-of-state drivers. This is the answer to the state’s declining gas tax revenues and will allow us to reduce Connecticut’s high gas tax rates.  As cars get more efficient, gas tax receipts go down.  Tolls, especially border tolls, will provide a stable source of revenue to invest in our transportation infrastructure.Modern tolls are not an inconvenience or safety hazard – you can drive past a transponder at highway speeds and have a toll billed to your plate number or be debited from an account.”