Massachusetts will likely wait to recoup unpaid Connecticut tolls

Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker wants Connecticut to help his administration collect millions of dollars in unpaid highway tolls, calling for a reciprocity agreement with neighboring state officials.

But the Republican may have to wait to see whether 2019 is the year Connecticut lawmakers finally vote to implement some form of tolling.

“Let’s get some electronic tolling up and then we’ll be able to be really reciprocal, won’t we,” said Connecticut Gov. Ned Lamont, who proposed tolls on semitrailers during the 2018 campaign. Asked Friday whether tolls just for trucks would enable Connecticut to help Massachusetts recoup the roughly $5 million in overdue tolls owed by Nutmeg State drivers, Lamont said it’s “to be determined” and did not elaborate.