Posted on March 5, 2019 by admin
If the subject of tolls is important to you, there is an opportunity to submit testimony for two bills on tolls that will be heard by the Transportation Committee in a public hearing this week.
On Wednesday, the Transportation Committee will be hearing two bills concerning tolls: H.B. 7202, a governor’s bill, and H.B. 7280, a bill introduced by majority leadership of the Transportation Committee.
Both bills would allow tolling on I-95, I-84, I-91, Rte. 15, and other existing highways in Connecticut. HB 7280 also calls for the development of a tolling plan that would take effect after a specified period of time even if the legislature were not to approve it. It would also create a CT Transportation Finance Authority that would oversee the tolling system and set toll rates that would not be subject to legislative approval. Were either of these bills to pass, tolls would provide no additional revenue in the 2020-21 biennial budget, as planning and installation of a tolling system would take at least 3-4 years, and possibly longer.
If you’d like to submit written testimony on either or both bills:
- Format your testimony in either a Word document or a pdf
- Include the bill number(s), your name, and your town
- Attach the document to an email
- Put the bill number(s) in the Subject Line of the email
- Send the email to TRAtestimony@cga.ct.gov by the end of the week
If you’d like to attend the hearing and/or testify in person, it begins at 11 AM on Wednesday, March 6, and will be held in Room 1E of the Legislative Office Building (LOB) in Hartford.
Please don’t hesitate to contact me if you’d like to discuss these bills, transportation, or any other issue further. I am always happy to hear from you.
Office: (800) 842-1423