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Rep Admits: Tolls Will Reduce Traffic Because it Will Be More Expensive for Drivers

June 6, 2017 By Staff
Rep Admits: Tolls Will Reduce Traffic Because it Will Be More Expensive for Drivers

State Rep. Tony Guerrera (D-Rocky Hill) admitted a truth that few are ready to admit: tolls will reduce traffic because less people will pay the money to drive.

State Rep. Tony Guerrera (D-Rocky Hill) admitted on Tuesday, in response to a question on how tolls will reduce traffic in Connecticut, that tolls will reduce traffic because less people will drive as a result of the higher costs.

Guerrera is a supporter of tolls, which the Connecticut House of Representatives debated on Tuesday.

“Also what would happen, too, is maybe more people might get off of the roadways, and use more rails or more bus service,” Guerrera said, when asked by State Rep. Devin Carney (R-Old Saybrook) about the argument that installing tolls in the state will reduce traffic on Connecticut’s highways.

Democratic leaders like Speaker Joe Aresimowicz (D-Berlin) and Majority Leader Matt Ritter (D-Hartford) have said tolls in Connecituct are inevitable. Depending on how they are installed, tolls could cost daily commuters hundreds of dollars per year.