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Lamont offers up tolling plan changes as talks continue

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) - Gov. Ned Lamont says he's working with fellow Democrats to craft a final tolling bill that addresses some of the public's concerns, including language ensuring no more than 50 tolling gantries on four Connecticut highways.

Lamont said Wednesday that he and the chairmen of the General Assembly's Transportation Committee have also agreed electronic tolls would be placed every six or seven miles on Interstates 84, 95, 91 and Route 15 and people who use a Connecticut EZ-pass could pay roughly 25 to 30 cents per gantry, or 4.4 cents per mile.

Lamont says he's willing to negotiate the final details, as lawmakers try to piece together several bills into one.

Senate Republican Leader Len Fasano says Lamont is making "a desperate attempt" to get the tolling plan back on track.

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