Connecticut Governor Ned Lamont offers up tolling plan changes as talks continue

Gov. Ned Lamont said Wednesday he is working with fellow Democrats to craft a final tolling bill that addresses some of the public’s concerns, such as ensuring no more than 50 overhead electronic toll collectors on four Connecticut highways.

Lamont said he and the chairmen of the General Assembly’s Transportation Committee have also agreed electronic tolls would be placed only on Interstates 84, 95, 91 and Route 15. And he said there are “preliminary ideas” about how people use a Connecticut EZ-pass could pay roughly 25 to 30 cents per overhead collector, called a gantry, every six to seven miles, or 4.4 cents per mile, acknowledging that’s subject to further negotiation.