State DOT: Failing To Keep Up Highways And Mass Transit Would Hurt Connecticut

The agency notes that, since 2012, other states have addressed funding problems by increasing their gas taxes and diesel taxes, expanding highway tolls, creating a hotel tax and even imposing fees for electric and hybrid vehicles. “If the state fails to rise to these challenges, citizens can expect a pattern of stagnation — deteriorating highways and bridges, ever greater congestion and lost work time, insufficient rail service that fails to address the growing congestion, disconnected bus systems, and constant emergency ‘Band-aid’ fixes to try to keep a declining system operating,” says the long-range plan.

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