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Old 04-22-2011, 11:22 AM
 
Location: Fairfield County, CT
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HARTFORD, Conn. -- A legislative committee has approved a bill that would resurrect highway tolls in Connecticut, but only to complete Route 11 in southeastern Connecticut.
The General Assembly's Finance Revenue and Bonding Committee passed the limited proposal on a 37-15 vote. The bill now moves to the House of Representatives.
Sen. Andrea Stillman, a Democrat from Waterford, stressed that the retooled bill would only affect Route 11. Funds raised by the tolls would help cover the state's share of constructing the extension of the highway from Salem to I-95. She said the region has waited 30 years to finish the road and it's become a serious safety concern.
Rep. David Scribner, a Republican from Brookfield, opposed the bill, saying he's worried it would open the door to using tolls on other highways.
Bill Allowing Tolls On Conn. Highway Clears Panel - Connecticut News Story - WFSB Hartford
So, we're going to collect tolls to SPEND more money??
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Old 04-22-2011, 11:39 AM
 
Location: Northwest Hills, CT
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Well, Route 11 is a major artery through SE CT......

Will they build a toll only on Rte 2 to help pay for it? kidding........
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Old 04-22-2011, 12:40 PM
 
Location: New England
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Old 04-22-2011, 12:49 PM
 
Location: On the Rails in Northern NJ
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What a waste of collected $$$ , should be spent on SMART highways for I-95 , I-91.....and upgrades to smaller highways.
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Old 04-22-2011, 12:54 PM
 
Location: New England
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Hey with the new hike in gasoline tax, we now have the HIGHEST gas tax in the nation AND now, tolls. Well sum b*tch...
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Old 04-22-2011, 01:09 PM
 
Location: On the Rails in Northern NJ
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You need to speed up those transit projects ......all of them...
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Old 04-22-2011, 02:14 PM
 
Location: W Hartford, CT
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You need to speed up those transit projects ......all of them...
Well, we DO have the trolley at the mall that takes you from Pottery Barn to the Gap.

Oh, and that wonderful busway is coming in the next few years. I can't wait to start counting how many shopping carts get stolen from SprawlMart and the dollar stores back to the bus terminals.

Don't worry Nexis, this state is handling its transportation issues the way it does everything else - with short-term solutions to long term problems.
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Old 04-22-2011, 02:31 PM
 
Location: On the Rails in Northern NJ
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Well, we DO have the trolley at the mall that takes you from Pottery Barn to the Gap.

Oh, and that wonderful busway is coming in the next few years. I can't wait to start counting how many shopping carts get stolen from SprawlMart and the dollar stores back to the bus terminals.

Don't worry Nexis, this state is handling its transportation issues the way it does everything else - with short-term solutions to long term problems.
You need to Fastrak the NHL-SPG corridor......and upgrade the Danbury and Waterbury lines....., The Busway and Streetcars are a start.... But your state has fallen behind other states in the NE.
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Old 04-22-2011, 03:10 PM
 
Location: Fairfield County, CT
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Hey with the new hike in gasoline tax, we now have the HIGHEST gas tax in the nation AND now, tolls. Well sum b*tch...
I'd be ALL for tolls if it went toward our huge deficit. Instead, we're going to spend it on ridiculous highway projects in eastern CT (can't wait for people to come and tell us why it's a good idea!). So folks in Greenwich will be paying for some podunk highway in Salem? And don't give me "well people in Salem pay for things in FFC" because in reality, the wealthy towns in FFC pay huge to this state.
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Old 04-22-2011, 03:21 PM
 
Location: CT
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Where exactly will the toll booths be constructed? I can't believe this friggin state; WTF is next around here???
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