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General Assembly Public Hearing on Highway Tolls/Taxes, Feb. 25th

CT General Assembly’s Transportation Committee will conduct a public hearing on Monday, Feb. 25th to consider several bills aimed at re-implementing highway tolls/taxes. What do you think?

General Assembly Public Hearing on Highway Tolls/Taxes Scheduled for Monday, Feb. 25th

On Monday, Feb. 25th at the Connecticut General Assembly’s Transportation Committee will conduct a public hearing to consider several bills aimed at re-implementing highway tolls/taxes – if you feel strongly about this issue, I encourage you to participate in the democratic process and engage your legislators with your thoughts and feedback:

  • HB 5125 - An Act Establishing Tolls on Connecticut's Highways
  • HB 6050 - An Act Concerning Tolls at Connecticut's Borders
  • HB 6051 - An Act Establishing Tolls at Connecticut's Borders and Reducing the Gasoline Tax
  • HB 6052 - An Act Concerning the Establishment of Tolls for the Extension of Route 11
  • SB 699 - An Act Decreasing the Gasoline Tax and Establishing Electronic Tolls on Connecticut's Highways Using a Congestion Pricing System

 

The hearing, which is free and open to the public, will take place at 10:30am in Room 1E of the Legislative Office Building (LOB), located at 300 Capitol Avenue, Hartford.  Driving Direction Link.

As your representative, who is committed to our community and strive to keep you informed and updated.  I encourage you to come and weigh in on this topic as it has grave implications for our finances/taxes, local economy and transportation infrastructure.

To Submit Testimony:

To submit testimony, bring 45 copies of written testimony to Transportation Committee staff in Room 2300 one hour prior to the start of the hearing.

Sign-up for the hearing will begin at 8:30am in Room 2300 of the LOB. The first hour of the hearing will be reserved for Commissioners, Legislators and Chief Municipal Officials.

Speakers will be limited to three (3) minutes of testimony. Please note that unofficial sign-up sheets have no standing with the Committee.

If you are unable to attend but would like to submit written testimony, email the Clerk of the Transportation Committee, Quinn Kess, at Quinn.Kess@cga.ct.gov and copy your email to me at Tony.Hwang@housegop.ct.gov.

If you have any questions about this process or anything regarding transportation matters, please do not hesitate to contact my legislative aide, Casey Larkins at casey.larkins@cga.ct.gov or 860-240-8737.


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Pam Georgas February 24, 2013 at 11:34 PM
Tony Are they talking about toll 'booths' or an ezpass type system, where you don't have to stop?
Carol Hudak February 25, 2013 at 12:12 AM
A bad idea in either case. We're taxed to death in CT. Tell them to stop spending. What a concept.
Pam Georgas February 25, 2013 at 12:26 AM
Yes, i remember the tolls when I was younger. They rid of them because of how dangerous they made our CT highways...which are already too dangerous due to high volume, and curvy roads. I don't think CT highways are safe enough to support any type of toll system. I also recall them saying back then that taxes would have to be raised to compensate..so now we have the taxes raised, and are again looking to add additional tax through adding the tolls back? Will the same thing happen again?... our taxes lowered temporarily, and then eventually raised back up, so CT residents ultimately pay twice? At first glance, I think ths is a bad idea all around.
Pam Georgas February 25, 2013 at 01:02 AM
I also think it is bad for local business, and will also put a congestion traffic burden on border towns where people will attempt to take side roads to avoid paying.
Pam Georgas March 03, 2013 at 02:09 PM
Tony Can you please give us an update on what happened at this meeting regarding the tolls? Thanks, Pam

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