Connecticut looking at higher rush-hour tolls

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NEW HAVEN, Conn. — Connecticut is looking at studying the idea of charging higher tolls on freeways during rush-hour periods, according to local news reports.

A local newspaper has reported that the Connecticut Transportation Strategy Board might recommend studying higher rush-hour tolls on the I-95, I-91, state route 15, and I-84 to ease traffic congestion.

The higher tolls would apply on I-95 from Greenwich to New Haven; I-91 from New Haven to Hartford; State Route 15 between Greenwich and Stratford; and I-84 from Danbury to Manchester.

Connecticut hasn’t charged tolls on the I-95 since 1982 following a fatal crash near Stratford, Conn.

No details are being made available about the toll proposal because the CTSB has not fully discussed the idea. The board will discussed the proposed study next week.

If it’s undertaken, the study could cost US$500,000 to $1 million. It would be due by March 31, 2004.

The study is one of 23 ideas Connecticut is looking at to raise money for improving transportation in the state.

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