After Failed Attempts at Tolling, Connecticut Legislators Levy Mileage Fee on Tractor-Trailers

After a number of failing efforts in previous sessions to pass a highway toll, the Connecticut General Assembly succeeded on Wednesday in levying a mileage fee on tractor-trailers.

Supporters of the bill say that the fee will force heavy trucks to pay their fair share for the damage they cause to the state’s roads. Meanwhile, opponents warn that the tax will increase the prices of consumer goods and will fall unfairly on Connecticut-based trucking.