Anti-toll group planning to appear at lawmaker’s meetings

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Opponents to highway tolls in Connecticut plan to make it known they oppose new legislation that would authorize electronic tolling.

Related: Lamont transition committee recommends gas tax hike and tolls on cars and trucks

Pat Sasser, who heads up a new grassroots organization called Say No to CT Tolls , is urging residents to attend a series of town hall meetings being organized by freshman Democratic Sen. Alex Bergstein of Greenwich.

The lawmaker recently submitted legislation requiring the Department of Transportation Commissioner establish tolls on major state highways, establish per-mile toll amounts that are comparable to neighboring states, and ensure the revenue is deposited into the state’s Special Transportation Fund and ultimately a newly created state infrastructure bank.

Related: New study: tolls in Connecticut could raise $1 billion per year

Sasser says “people can’t afford this.”

Bergstein is holding wide-ranging constituent meetings Tuesday in New Canaan, Wednesday in Stamford and Thursday in Greenwich.

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