Monday, January 29, 2007


And a good Monday morning to all...

Well it seems the state legislature will be taking up the issue of restoring toll booths to Connecticut's major highways this week. There's a public hearing on a proposal scheduled for Wednesday I believe.

I'm curious as to what you might think about bringing back tolls?


Blogger wtfdnucsubsailor said...

I think it is worth studying. If it can be done without the dangers of the old toll booths and the traffic snarls, adding tolls may help in funding the upkeep of the traffic infrastructure. Tolls may help keep taxes down, but that is probably too much to ask.

11:19 AM  
Blogger snorwich said...

How much would have to spent to implement the plan? Is it worth the aggravation and construction costs? Is this time to institute an EZ pass system so that all state residents are in the database from the moment they register a vehicle? Such a system would certainly reduce traffic. I would like to hear more about the proposal.

11:05 AM  
Blogger Ray Hackett said...

The idea of returning tolls - as I understand it - is still more conceptual in nature than specific. Those are the details that will have to be worked out over the course of this year's legislative session - IF there appears to be enough support among lawmakers to move forward on the idea.

I think it is safe to say there are pluses and minuses associated with this idea - and everyone is pretty much going to come down based on their own belief of whether the pluses, in their opinion, outweigh the minuses.

Wednesday's public hearing should provide some insight into what people are thinking - but I doubt it will provide an clear sense of where this idea is headed.

11:23 AM  
Blogger Bill Jenkins said...

I think it's a stupid idea. Instead of looking at ways to control spending once again, the legislature is looking to find yet MORE ways to tax the people in this state to death. Same thing with that real estate conveyance tax THAT WAS SUPPOSED TO GO AWAY this year.

And they wonder why people are moving away from here in relative droves compared to the rest of the country.

3:54 AM  

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