Road Tolls: Do They Have A Future In Connecticut?
Are tolls coming back to Connecticut? Yes, we’ve heard this before -- but the state Speaker of the House now says tolls are "inevitable."
This hour, we talk with Democratic State Representative Joe Aresimowicz and Republican leader, Senator Len Fasano about that and other budget decisions facing Connecticut lawmakers.
Tolls have been controversial here but besides revenue, have other states — even countries — seen benefits? We learn more from a writer at Streetsblog including how “congestion pricing” has de-cluttered the streets of London.
And later, neuroscientist Dr. Wendy Suzuki will be in Connecticut. She’s speaking at Real Art Ways in Hartford ahead of a documentary screening that showcases the life of renowned brain scientist Dr. Marian Diamond. Suzuki joins us to to talk about the how exercise changes the brain.
- Joe Aresimowicz - Speaker of the House and Democratic State Representative for Berlin and Southington
- Len Fasano - Republican State Senator and Senate Republican President Pro Tempore
- Angie Schmidt - Urbanist writer at Streetsblog
- Wendy Suzuki - Professor of Neural Science and Psychology in the Center for Neural Science at New York University
Correction: In the broadcast, we referred to Senator Fasano as Senate Minority Leader. This was his previous title. In December, the Senate agreed Fasano would become Republican President Pro Tempore after Republicans picked up 3 Senate seats in the November election, causing the chamber to be split evenly between Democrats and Republicans.
Chion Wolf contributed to this show.