Tolls Bill Filed Yesterday Will Hurt Connecticut’s Families and Businesses

Sen. Alexandra Bergstein’s tolling proposal is just another tax on the hardworking men and women of Connecticut

HARTFORD (January 17, 2019) – Yesterday, the first of what will likely be several bills to authorize tolls on Connecticut’s highways was filed by Sen. Alexandra Bergstein of Greenwich. This is just another tax on the working people of Connecticut who have to drive to work every day and who struggle to make ends meet.

“Tolls on every single highway in the state is going to hurt families, hurt businesses, and ultimately drive even more people out of Connecticut,” said Patrick Sasser, head of the grassroots organization Say No to CT Tolls.

“This is not how you make Connecticut a place where people can grow and thrive. This will raise the cost of living in Connecticut, not only for driving to work, but also by driving up the cost groceries and the goods we need to survive. Enough is enough. People can’t afford this,” Sasser said.

The Connecticut Department of Transportation’s latest tolling study proposed 82 tolls on all of Connecticut’s major highways in an effort to raise $1 billion per year.

“This is going to cost people thousands of dollars per year. We need legislators and Governor Lamont to listen to the voice of the people, not the monied special interests who are pushing for tolls,” Sasser said.

Sen. Alexandra Bergstein will be holding a series of town hall meetings at Town Hall in New Canaan on January 22; at the Italian Center in Stamford on January 23; and at the Greenwich Library on January 24.

Say No to CT Tolls encourages everyone who opposes tolls to attend those meetings or reach out to Sen. Bergstein to make their voices heard.

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