Lamont, supporters of highway tolls make their case in Hartford

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Supporters of highway tolls were making their case in front of the cameras in Hartford on Wednesday.

Governor Ned Lamont, the Mayors of Hartford and Waterbury, and a Coalition of Business and Labor leaders were among those speaking out in Hartford. 

They say Connecticut must upgrade its transportation system to become competitive with neighboring states and re-establishing tolls is a tough choice that has to made.

“We have an old infrastructure. We have an incredible location halfway between two of the fastest growing metro areas in the country. But we can’t take advantage of that incredible position when it takes longer to get from New Haven to New York by rail than it did a century ago and when 70 percent of our roads are in poor condition,” said Mayor Luke Bronin, (D) Hartford. 

Republicans in the General Assembly say there should be no tolls and that they should use bonding.

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