Gov. Ned Lamont’s chief of staff, Ryan Drajewicz, has dedicated most of his time over the last few months to coming up with a 10-year transportation plan that leverages federal dollars for transportation projects in strategic areas with the best opportunity for improved economic development. However, in order to leverage that federal funding, Connecticut will need to give the feds a guaranteed revenue stream. The state can’t afford to bond the entire amount, so a small “user fee” or toll will be required even with federal help. The number of tolls would be scaled back substantially from Lamont’s initial proposal of 50 gantries to somewhere between 13 and 18, according to sources familiar with the proposal.