From Ken Dixon, CT Post:
Ned Lamont, the Democrats’ endorsed candidate for governor, has been pitching the idea of highway tolls–but only for trucks–as a way to raise the kind of revenue that could help pull Connecticut out of its budgetary death spiral.
Last week the state of Rhode Island instituted just such a trucks-only tolling program on Interstate-95. No sooner was the first dollar collected, than the trucking industry vowed to fight the new toll in court.
… “When it comes to transportation I need a more reliable and predictable revenue stream that we can leverage and make the investments we need,” Lamont said recently on the campaign trail. “That starts with electronic tolling, when some of our biggest trucks, coming in from out of state, using our roads, tax-free, create tons of maintenance issues, and we’ll see where it goes from there.”
Full story here.