April 13, 2015

New OLR Report: Tolls in Connecticut

OLR report 2015-R-0048 answers several questions about tolling in Connecticut and the federal Value Pricing Pilot Program:
  1. What is the Value Pricing Pilot Program (VPPP)?
  2. Connecticut’s VPPP slot is “conditional.” What does that mean?
  3. What changes in state law must be made to implement tolls?
  4. Must Connecticut repay the federal government if it puts tolls back on I-95?
  5. How can the state use toll revenue?
Although the federal government generally bans tolling of interstate highways, the VPPP is one of several federal programs allowing states to toll in specific circumstances.  Read more about Connecticut and federal law in the full report.