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Gov. Ned Lamont’s unsuccessful push to toll state highways was an unpopular answer to a persistent problem: Connecticut’s transportation fund is drying up. And with no political appetite to revisit tolls, hopes rest on a federal Band-Aid.
As Connecticut’s roads, bridges, and highways continue to age and demand repair and replacement, the state faces a dilemma. Its Special Transportation Fund, which pays for infrastructure projects and the operation of the Transportation Department, is supported by fuel taxes, which diminish as vehicles become more efficient.
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