Governor Ned Lamont says he will host town hall forums to build public support for his revised transportation proposal that calls for 14 toll gantries on 8 Connecticut highways. His 10-year plan requires legislative approval.
Lamont says his proposal anticipates collecting $320 million per year in revenue.
“As part of his broad-based transportation proposal, Lamont is calling for expanding one of the airports and improving air traffic at either Tweed New Haven or Sikorsky Memorial in Stratford to establish a second major airport in Connecticut.”
… Base toll rates would be 50 cents to $1 at each gantry. There would be a 20% discount for drivers with a Connecticut-issued EZ-Pass. Large, heavy trucks would pay between $3.50 and $7 at each electronic gantry. Medium-sized trucks would qualify for a lower rate.
Bridgeport officials are trying to revive commercial flights that have been dormant for about 20 years.
Mayor Joe Ganim and the city’s federal representatives are lobbying the Federal Aviation Administration to approve runway and safety-zone improvements necessary to attract private investment to return the city-owned airport as a commercial passenger center.