Tolls on Highways

Toll roads are being considered as an alternative form of financing in Connecticut and as a method of revenue generation in the midst of a budget crisis. The current state budget deficit sits at $256 million, and is projected to grow significantly through fiscal 2016-2017. (5) This project will determine the positive and negative impacts and associated construction and maintenance costs. It will also analyze nearby states with similar population, traffic, and highway infrastructure. The results will show that toll road implementation requires significant capital and resources, but is a long-term investment that will eventually turn profitable. In the case of Connecticut, the projections are favorable. Our research indicates that the return on investment for a highway reconstruction project would be approximately 97%. This is an excellent return, but the advantages go much further than simple fiscal benefits. By collecting numerous data sets from various studies, specifically a 2010 study by Robert W. Poole Jr., our paper will prove that an investment in toll infrastructure is highly recommended, despite the ongoing budget concerns plaguing Connecticut.

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