Variable-price tolling possible on I-84, I-95 in Connecticut


Connecticut’s Interstates 84 and 95 could include variable-price tolling in the future, The Hartford Courant reports.

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I-95 has been toll-free since 1985, according to the report.

If implemented, the highways would use all-electronic tolling (AET), which includes a network of overhead sensors and cameras along with in-vehicle transponders.

Supporters of tolls on the two roadways say tolling could improve traffic during rush hour and other highly-congested times. The report notes that the system would charge higher prices during peak periods — known as congestion pricing — to discourage traffic during those hours, with the intention of reducing congestion.

The state is studying whether variable-price tolling would cut congestion. The study is slated to end this summer.