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Connecticut representative proposes new tolls on Interstate highways

GasBuddy Blog -- She says she's fighting for 'infrastructure repair.' That's why Pat Dillon, a New Haven state representative, has introduced a bill for the upcoming General Assembly session to bring back tolls on state highways. That way Connecticut could join states like Massachusetts and New York and New Jersey in collecting money from interstate drivers.

She said she’d like to see the money collected go toward fixing roads as well as boosting mass transit, “given what’s going on with gridlock on our highways."

“We’re a toll-free zone. We’re paying tolls in Massachusetts, and we’re paying tolls in New York. That’s a lot of money. We need it for road upkeep. It’s very important for infrastructure,” Dillon said in an interview.


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WanderDan
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Message Posted: Apr 14, 2013 10:47:05 PM

just keep in all our pockets
Radicalrose
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Message Posted: Apr 11, 2013 7:24:51 PM

why are we posting a Jan message?
Tommyguns45
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Message Posted: Apr 11, 2013 9:01:48 AM

Can Not Cut It sure is trying to get on the map for being such a very small State that doesnt deserve 2 Senators.
WanderDan
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Message Posted: Apr 5, 2013 11:13:21 AM

more tolls.. taxes and fees
smoketown
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Message Posted: Apr 4, 2013 10:44:08 PM

Poor ole gimmick.
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Message Posted: Apr 4, 2013 9:21:24 PM

Better there than here.
Titanic1985
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Message Posted: Apr 4, 2013 9:46:58 AM

For us older Gas Buddies, we remember the Interstate Highways were created by President Dwight David Eisenhower in 1955. At that time their purpose was to allow fast deployment of military vehicles, movement of farm equipment and produce and lastly common everyday traffic. That order of usage still applies today.

Regarding tolls on Interstates, the only section to have that, in the beginning was the Pennsylvania turnpike which was built in 1940 and cost a great deal per mile to build due to hills (made of rock) and tunnels. Rather than build new expensive Interstate highways, it was decided to use the existing toll-based PA Turnpike.

The reality of these misguided States is that they squandered Federal highway funds on other projects and let the roads deteriorate. Now something HAS to be done and the economy won't support the needed repairs.
Tommyguns45
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Message Posted: Apr 4, 2013 8:51:36 AM

Im sure they will have a toll in Can Not Cut It for having a gun legally in your car for safety as if no one is ever shot in Chicago, since the news media focuses just on the white rich people in New England.

WanderDan
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Message Posted: Apr 3, 2013 9:32:47 PM

gotta make the money somehow
WanderDan
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Message Posted: Mar 26, 2013 10:36:08 PM

gotta do what they gotta do... more old news
WanderDan
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Message Posted: Mar 25, 2013 1:02:14 AM

gotta find some way to pay for things
txrojo2005
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Message Posted: Mar 17, 2013 11:06:59 AM

This is one way to solve the problem.

[Edited by: txrojo2005 at 3/17/2013 11:07:15 AM EST]
Donatelo
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Message Posted: Mar 7, 2013 10:46:40 AM

i agree road and bridge upkeep is very important. cut outdated and wasteful programs and corporate welfare and let's fix our infrustructure, including, water and natural gas lines, levy systems, roads and bridges, ect.
MiataPrincess
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Message Posted: Mar 7, 2013 9:52:53 AM

bla, blah, blah..just another reason to take more money from people
Gas4Gore
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Message Posted: Mar 6, 2013 11:18:14 PM

Let 's just triple the taxes and have more for our pocketbooks.
mabrams184
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Message Posted: Mar 6, 2013 4:35:01 PM

Why is it that politicians are always looking for new ways to raise more taxes instead of finding new ways of conserving and managing the abundant amounts of money each working person currently pays in taxes.
Methodist
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Message Posted: Mar 5, 2013 3:42:16 PM

ok
99dakota
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Message Posted: Jan 29, 2013 5:31:35 AM

The Connecticut Turnpike had tolls for decades. They were removed after a horrific crash. A tractor trailer slammed into cars waiting at the tolls.
Lakepirate13
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Message Posted: Jan 28, 2013 7:36:52 PM

Interstate Highway Tolls? Federal interstates highways are free?
Vette1967
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Message Posted: Jan 24, 2013 10:08:19 PM

The free ride is over. Tolls in Ct. and other states are inevitable in the future.
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Message Posted: Jan 22, 2013 5:58:26 AM

Amtrak is an important part of the infrastructure in CT.
clpassenubye
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Message Posted: Jan 22, 2013 12:31:33 AM

Say No to new tolls
txrojo2005
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Message Posted: Jan 21, 2013 11:19:55 AM

Well stop the administration from raiding the Transportation Trust Fund. They took monies from the road account for high speed rail and Amtrak.
honda0105
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Message Posted: Jan 21, 2013 8:01:43 AM

spend the existing tax collection on infrastructure upkeep. Then there's no need to raise collections from visitors, too.
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Message Posted: Jan 20, 2013 10:32:17 PM

o ok
Donatelo
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Message Posted: Jan 20, 2013 1:13:42 PM

repairs and upkeep are not free.
paulweb
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Collected taxes = wasteful spending. Not always, just every time.
honda0105
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Message Posted: Jan 18, 2013 5:50:56 AM

and what have they done w/ the already high tax income that CT is already collecting?
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I have something you can sell.................
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Message Posted: Jan 16, 2013 12:47:02 PM

Yep, keep slapping on the middle class. How about more tickets to people on cell phones?
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im coco for coco puffs...
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Message Posted: Jan 16, 2013 3:46:29 AM

There are better ways to raise revenue for infrastructure.
Donatelo
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Message Posted: Jan 16, 2013 1:18:12 AM

i favor it for infrastructure repair.
obimerrill
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Message Posted: Jan 16, 2013 12:20:28 AM

Oh brother...another revenue stream for them to abuse.
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Message Posted: Jan 15, 2013 9:17:41 PM

Costs are going up everywhere.
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Every local govenment program needs more money. Just ask them.
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you repubs make me laugh.. but sadly you are so misinformed and vile people...
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Hey bullseye100, you are wrong, "WE" didn't put him back in office. I never voted for him the first time.

He and his crooks stole the election by committing fraud.
snappytom2
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Message Posted: Jan 15, 2013 4:15:39 PM

When you get added tolls for driving on roads that tax money built in lieu of additional taxes to pay for road maintenance, the republicans will say that they did not raise taxes. Any toll is a tax paid by those who drive on toll roads, but the republicans don't see it that way. The republicans never met a tax that they choose not to call something else to avoid being the ones responsible for such taxes. Republicans lie about their own tax and spend agenda. They think that we are all as stupid as their base.
GatorGuy
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Where is the tax money going?
thirstyauto
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Message Posted: Jan 15, 2013 2:50:43 PM

The money goes to fix the roads, but there is room for profit too!
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Message Posted: Jan 15, 2013 2:22:32 PM

Proposed US Constitutional amendment:

No Congressman nor President nor vice-President shall receive any money or services from the government, except in years where the budget is in balance, including the 'unfunded liabilities'.

---------------------------------

Similar amendment for each State.
bullseye100
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Yes Senrac, we did. And so did the entire country and look what the American people put into the highest office - TWICE. We, as a country, are a bunch of idiots!!!

[Edited by: bullseye100 at 1/15/2013 1:40:05 PM EST]
Hugo40
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Message Posted: Jan 15, 2013 1:36:49 PM

More money to the state governments for them to spend?
firechief
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this country is driving me crazy!!!
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Message Posted: Jan 15, 2013 1:35:19 PM


How much is the toll?
Elaine4411
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What's next???!!!!!!
GasSpy007
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Message Posted: Jan 15, 2013 1:32:40 PM

nooooooooo..
MightyDude
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Message Posted: Jan 15, 2013 1:31:55 PM

all interstate highways should be toll roads - if you use it you pay
CAD69
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Message Posted: Jan 15, 2013 1:31:47 PM

Where does it end?
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$$$
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