Posted on March 6, 2019 by Greg MacKinnon
HARTFORD –State Representative J.P. Sredzinski (R-Monroe) submitted testimony to the legislature’s Transportation Committee in opposition to the implementation of a state-wide tolling system.
“One of my top priorities as a State Representative is to make Connecticut a more affordable place to live, work and raise a family,” explained Rep. Sredzinski. “This tolling proposal goes against that priority, levying a new tax on anyone who drives to work, drives to see family, or uses our roads for any other reason.”
Rep. Sredzinski, referring to House Bill 7280, explained that the Commissioner of Transportation, through a Transportation Authority, can dictate the rates at which motorists are tolled. This would circumvent any input from the state’s legislature, thereby silencing any voice in opposition to rate increases, which are inevitable.