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LETTER: Beware of Politicians Touting Connecticut Tolls

“On April 8 and April 10, the Lamont administration drove two fatal daggers into their own pro-tolls arguments. On the first date, state Department of Transportation officials reduced the target for infrastructure spending by billions of dollars, and on the second date Governor Lamont himself announced he expects billions in increased federal subsidies for improvements to our transportation system.” – Len Suzio, Former State Senator (R-District 13) and vice-chair of the Transportation Committee Continue Reading →

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Berg: Framing the Question of Tolls

“When I ask if they are concerned that another bridge failure on the highway or railroad could undermine their property value, when I tell them that congestion tolls reduced childhood asthma by 50% in Stockholm, when I tell them that congestion tolls increase the predictability of deliveries and deliveries per hour for businesses, and when I explain that electronic tolls will provide discounts for highway commuters and bigger discounts for low-income commuters, my neighbors say, ‘No, we don’t oppose Tolls.'” – Peter Berg Continue Reading →

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Farricker: Bergstein’s Tolling Bill is Unfortunate Example of Governmental Laziness

“As a lifelong proud Democrat, it saddens me that we are looking to solve a problem stemming from decades of government inaction on the backs of the middle class and small businessperson — people who have always been willing to help when asked fairly.” – Frank Farriker, former chair of Greenwich DTC Continue Reading →

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Bergstein: Personal Attacks are Full of Malice and Misrepresentation

“Unfortunately, a few days before our public conversations last week, a small organization called ‘No Tolls CT,’ funded by your former State Senator, Scott Frantz and his wife Icy, seized the opportunity to target me politically.” – State Senator Alex Bergstein Continue Reading →

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LETTER: Reject State Senator Bergstein’s Bill No. 102 for Tolls for All Vehicles on Major Highways

“Drivers who choose to avoid tolls will crowd Route 1, for example, all the way through Fairfield County….Senator Bergstein, please focus on your campaign promises to 1) Lower Taxes on ALL Connecticut Families and 2) Fix the Pension Crisis.” – Elisa Esses, District 36 constituent, Stamford, CT Continue Reading →

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“Talking Transportation”: We’re already paying tolls !

Did it come to anyone’s surprise that Connecticut roads were recently named “worst” in the US in a White House study conducted by the American Society of Civil Engineers?  They told us what we already know:  41% of Connecticut’s 21,000 miles of highways are in “poor” condition and 30% of our 4200 bridges are “structurally deficient”. Speaking of which… how about our Governor, Dannel Malloy, whose aspirations for a job in the Clinton administration have him favoring political pandering instead of public policy. Two years ago US Transportation Secretary Anthony Fox visited Hartford when Foxx was seeking support for the President’s transportation plan. At a press conference, the Governor joined the assembled Congressional delegation (all Democrats) and was quick to beat up on the Republicans in Congress for stalling progress.  But when a reporter asked about having Connecticut help pay its own way with highway tolls, the Governor reacted as if he’d found a turd in the punch-bowl. Continue Reading →

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