The proposed toll plan is needed to secure long-term funding for Connecticut and fix the damaged roads and bridges that have been plaguing the state for decades, rendering our infrastructure among the worst in the nation.
The tolling plan is fair for Connecticut taxpayers and commuters because a majority of the revenue will be collected from out-of-state drivers and trucks.
Details of the proposed plan include:
- Tolls will be installed only in Connecticut's 4 busiest highways: I-95, I-84, I-91 and Route 15
- The tolls will be all-electronic, ensuring no traffic backups and no accidents
- Costs to Connecticut drivers will be as low as possible
- Connecticut EZ-Passes get a 30% discount
- Frequent commuters in Connecticut get a 20% discount
- Preliminary rates for under this plan are among the lowest in neighboring states, with Connecticut EZ-Pass users paying 4.4 cents per mile during off-peak hours
- The tolls will generate an annual net revenue of $800 million.
- 42.6% percent of this revenue will come from out-of-state drivers, and a further 16.2% of revenue will come from CT trucks.