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Connecticut Republicans share transportation investment plan

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GOP leaders just released their updated alternative to Governor Ned Lamont‘s toll proposal. This, as the plan clears another key committee in the legislature.

The Democrats are putting forth a plan for tolls on Thursday night, but they are still working on it. There are not many firm details out yet, like how many gantries there are or how much will it cost cents per mile or discounts to Connecticut residents.

It all ballparks three to five cents per mile for tolls discount of 20 percent and 30 percent, but the big concern is to give up rate control to DOT.

Meanwhile, the Republicans just wrapped up announcing their plan earlier Thursday afternoon, and they do not want any tolls.

Related: Toll reciprocity to be discussed with surrounding states

The Republicans said the state needs immediate funding for needs definited by the DOT. 

The GOP leaders want to reduce bonding numbers and have the federal government address deteriorating bridges.

Senator Len Fasano (R-North Haven) said, “We think it is important that we do not let the next fiscal year go without significant infrastructure and transportation changes, so this is a combination of many ideas around this building.”

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