Connecticut House Democrats Support Tolling Trucks On Bridges

Democrats in Connecticut’s House of Representatives don’t see tolls on passenger cars happening any time soon, but they do see them just for tractor-trailers on bridges.

“There’s not going to be the support in the General Assembly to toll passenger cars,” said House Majority Leader Matt Ritter (D-Hartford). “There hasn’t been support for that for eight or nine years now, and we have to fix our transportation system.”

Republicans, Democrats, and Gov. Ned Lamont have been exchanging various proposals to generate money for the state’s Special Transportation Fund, which the Lamont administration projects will be insolvent by 2025. House Democrats released a plan Tuesday that would toll trucks on 12 bridges on Connecticut’s major highways — a move they think can generate $150 million a year.