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CT highway tolls: What you need to know

Ignacio LaguardaMarch 19, 2019

Connecticut is debating adding electronic tolls to some of the state’s major highways. Here is what you need to know:

How do tolls work?

Toll is short for toll road, which is simply a roadway in which drivers pay to travel on.

Tolls are generally installed by states to collect money for transportation and infrastructure projects, and sometimes to limit the number of vehicles on a road. Tolls are collected either through a toll booth, or increasingly, by a toll gantry, which sends an electronic signal to a car’s transponder without the driver needing to stop. In states that utilize electronic toll collection, drivers without transponders are sent a bill in the mail requesting payment for traveling on a toll road.

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