CT Governor calls for 53 toll gantries, ‘graduated reduction’ in gas tax

The plan for tolling all vehicles that Gov. Ned Lamont mapped out last week would include 53 gantries and limit the tolling to Interstates 84, 91, 95 and Route 15.

The plan is a 35-percent reduction in proposed gantries — down from the 82 gantry model proposed in a 2018 study from the state Department of Transportation (DOT). This new report said the reduction in gantries won’t result in a significant revenue drop since the toll plan includes highways that are heavily traveled.

The report further proposes charging a reduced rate, of at least 30 percent, to Connecticut EZPass owners.