Recently, I conducted a poll through this e-newsletter to see where residents stand on the issue of tolls coming back in Connecticut. Of the 250 responses received, 78% voted against tolls, 18% were in favor and 4% were undecided. I also received many comments and questions showing the need for more information. This is consistent with feedback we are getting from across the state.
In response, as ranking members of the legislature’s Transportation Committee, State Senator Henri Martin (R-31 Bristol) and I will be hosting a series of informational forums on tolls. The first two are scheduled for Fairfield and Norwalk and you, along with members of the public, are invited to attend.
Informational Forum on Tolls – Fairfield
- Thursday, Feb. 21 from 7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. there will be a Fairfield informational forum on tolls at the Fairfield Board of Education Administration Building.
Informational Forum on Tolls – Norwalk
- Tuesday, Feb. 26 from 7:00 p.m.-8:30 p.m. there will be a Norwalk informational forum on tolls at the Norwalk Inn & Conference Center.
These informational toll forums will allow for residents to share their concerns, get their questions answered about tolls, and discuss potential alternatives.
The Transportation Committee is expected to hold public hearings on toll-related bills later this month at the Legislative Office Building in Hartford.
The Fairfield Board of Education Administration Building is located at 501 Kings Hwy. East in Fairfield.
The Norwalk Inn & Conference Center is located at 99 East Avenue in Norwalk.
I hope this information is helpful.
State Rep. Laura Devlin