Rep. Dunsby Credits Vocal Opposition to Tolling for Legislative Reconsideration of Toll Proposals

Posted on May 3, 2018 by rjoslyn


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Cautions that Toll Legislation Could Still Reappear Later this Session

HARTFORD State Representative Adam Dunsby (R-135) expressed optimism to Connecticut commuters and taxpayers after the Speaker of the House announced he was unlikely to bring proposals related to the installation of electronic tolls up for a vote in the House of Representatives this year.

Crediting “significant pressure from toll opponents,” Rep. Dunsby noted that majority leadership has realized there are insufficient votes to pass the toll proposals. However, he warned that until legislation related to tolls actually receives an up-or-down vote in the House, tolls could still be a part of the final budget package for the state.

“Significant opposition from commuters and taxpayers to any kind of tolls proposal has prompted majority leadership to reconsider putting tolls up for a vote in the House, so passing tolls legislation does not appear likely at this point – though it is not impossible,” said Rep. Dunsby.  “I remain opposed to tolls because the Special Transportation fund already takes in sufficient revenue, but the funding is not spent in an efficient way. As the proposal looks right now, Fairfield County drivers would be disproportionately impacted. I will continue to keep my constituents updated on any developments related to tolls and the state budget.”

The 2018 legislative session concludes on May 9.