If tolls are coming to Connecticut, Connecticut needs a plan

With the state facing tens of billions of dollars in unfunded transportation needs and a new governor and General Assembly preparing to take office, the prospects for a return of tolls to Connecticut highways are increasing. But many decisions must be made first, starting with what type of toll system to adopt.

A recently released report prepared by a consulting firm for the state Department of Transportation [Nov. 15, courant.com, “State study predicts tolls on Connecticut highways could raise $1 billion a year”] describes what might be called the maximum system, extensively tolling limited access highways across the state. The authors project that it would generate income of about $1 billion a year.