Toll Connecticut's Highways to Pay for Transportation

Regional Plan Association supports the reintroduction of tolls onto Connecticut’s highways, which has been discussed in recent days in the state legislature. The state’s special transportation fund will be insolvent within a few years, and new revenue is needed to pay for maintenance of roads, bridges and repair and expansion of public transit. Studies have shown that pricing roadways helps reduce congestion, by shifting some traffic to less busy times of day or to other, less-polluting transportation alternatives. RPA believes very congested roads like I-95 are particularly ripe for tolling, especially if the revenue is reinvested in the New Haven rail line. We urge the legislature to approve tolls to help ensure the state has adequate resources for the transportation needs of the future.