Connecticut Lawmaker Files First Tolls Bill (SB 102)

Greenwich Senator Alexandra Bergstein started off the legislative session by filing a bill to authorize the Connecticut Department of Transportation to put electronic tolls on Connecticut’s highways.

Proposed Bill No. 102 would amend state statutes to require the DOT Commissioner to establish tolls on Connecticut’s highways, set toll rates comparable to surrounding states, and ensure the toll revenue is deposited into the Special Transportation Fund.

Unlike Gov. Ned Lamont’s campaign pledge to only toll trucks, Bergstein’s bill makes no distinction and merely authorizes the DOT to establish tolls and collect the revenue.

The CT DOT released a study in November of 2018 shortly after the election that propelled Democrats to power-positions in both the House and Senate and elected Ned Lamont as governor.