A bill that would bring tolls back to Connecticut has been moved to the House calendar. The Finance Revenue and Bonding Committee Tuesday took no action the bill to place tolls on Route 11 in Southeastern Connecticut, forwarding it on.
New Milford State Representative Cecelia Buck-Taylor was among the Western Connecticut legislators on the committee to vote no. She wants the Department of Transportation study on issues related to reinstating tolls completed first.
Transportation Committee Ranking Member Brookfield Representative David Scribner says if tolls are put on roads, it may impact the availability of federal funding to fix highways.
Danbury State Senator Mike McLachlan says tolls on Route 11 would open the door to tolls elsewhere in the state, including at the borders.