State Lawmakers Consider Bringing Electronic Tolls to Connecticut

State lawmakers are revisiting whether to install electronic tolls on Connecticut highways.

The General Assembly's Transportation Committee was set to hold a public hearing Monday on several bills that would require the tolls.

One proposal calls for congestion tolling, typically a fee charged to drivers during peak travel times.

A special panel recommended congestion tolling last year as a way to help pay for Gov. Dannel P. Malloy's planned $100 billion overhaul of state transportation infrastructure.

Malloy recently said tolls could be part of a "long-term solution."

The Transportation Committee held an informational meeting last week to learn more about modern tolls, such as license plate cameras and E-Z Pass-style devices.

Tolls have been proposed in previous legislative sessions but the bills failed.

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