Two years ago Connecticut lawmakers were unable to find the votes for Gov. Ned Lamont’s electronic toll proposal, now the special transportation fund is going broke, but will tolls be part of the solution? At least two lawmakers want to resurrect tolls from the political graveyard.
“We knew that the transportation fund was running out of dough last year,” Lamont said Monday during his daily press briefing.
It’s been accelerated by the pandemic and the reduction in vehicle traffic and an increase in electric car ownership.
“We probably are going to get a couple hundred million dollars from the feds for transportation related assistance so we have a little bit of time so we can manage through this. The legislature’s going to have to make up their mind on this,” Lamont said.