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Bill could take toll on roads
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Bill could take toll on roads

BY PETER URBAN

WASHINGTON — Congress nudged the door ajar for "gateway tolls" on Connecticut's borders. Tucked into the 1,075-page transportation bill that recently cleared the House of Representatives are provisions that remove, under some circumstances, federal financial roadblocks that have stopped states like Connecticut from imposing new highway tolls. "It is highway robbery," Michael Riley, a lobbyist for the state's trucking industry, said of the prospect of tolls.

04/04/2005