Connecticut Drivers Don’t Pay For Tolls In Massachusetts

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HARTFORD — When it comes to paying for tolls, it seems some Connecticut drivers are taking the Bay State for a ride.

According to MassDOT, in 2013 Connecticut drivers racked up $1,069,751.34 in unpaid or outstanding tolls. By contrast, Massachusetts drivers owe roughly half that amount.

Officials from MassDOT and CTDOT say there is no “reciprocity” agreement between the two states, which would blacklist violators’ licenses and registration.

But with the possibility of tolls coming to Connecticut in the near future, state leaders hope to implement an agreement to go after the violators and raise revenue for transportation projects.

Here’s the breakdown for 2013:

  1. CT – $1,069,751.34
  2. NH – $932,288.22
  3. RI – $744,224.72
  4. MA – $587,105.76
  5. NY – $567,747.13
  6. FL – $329,192.40
  7. IL – $214,843.35
  8. ME – $195,341.80
  9. NJ – $149,719.75
  10. TX – $141,037.65
  11. VA – $113,219.85
  12. MD – $100,169.90
  13. OH – $89,859.30
  14. NC – $70,097.45
  15. VT – $38,024.60
  16. WA – $32,997.70
  17. MN – $26,014.30
  18. DC – $15,459.55
  19. GA – $13,351.35
  20. WI – $12,187.90
  21. KY – $11,559.95
  22. AZ – $11,226.40
  23. OR – $9,809.00
  24. DE – $8,948.95
  25. OK – $7,474.90
  26. CO – $5,426.95
  27. TN – $3,254.30
  28. IN – $2,932.40
  29. MS – $2,926.25
  30. ND – $1,946.50
  31. NV – $1,714.95
  32. LA – $1,598.10
  33. SC – $1,328.70
  34. UT – $1,324.95
  35. AR – $1,254.70
  36. NM – $1,109.40
  37. HI – $1,091.85
  38. IA – $884.75
  39. KS – $880.10
  40. ID – $383.50
  41. NE – $353.50
  42. AL – $275.00
  43. WV – $274.10
  44. CA – $187.00
  45. WY – $184.75
  46. SD – $105.00
  47. MT – $102.25
  48. AK – $55.25
  49. MO – $50.50
  50. MI – $0.50

(Source: MassDOT)

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3 comments

  • Ramonita Rivera

    This is bs, just screw the tax payers ct taxes are very high, the ones who’s suffer are the lower class. Its crazy that they want to put tolls in ct for the near future well if they do that, if they going to do that then all other taxes should be termimated asap!!! Ct is.going to have people moving to another state, people are doing it now. Hey.greedy ct legislators,congress,senators, government and mayors I don’t want to miss one person regardless of your titles, STOP SCREWING US OVER!!!! Enough already!!!!

    Sincerely
    PISSED OFF TAX PAYERS!!!!

  • KEVIN_224

    I saw the piece as it aired. Funny how the video showed the RFK/Triborough Bridge in NYC and I-80 in New Jersey…yet I don't remember seeing a single clip from I-90/Massachusetts Turnpike. Also, was this story only referring to people who go through EZ-Pass lanes without a transponder?

    Lastly, I would support tolls returning to Connecticut, so long as that money is used exclusively for road repairs and bridges…and not put into the General Fund. As for the fears of toll booths and the Stratford disaster of 1983, any toll collection now would be AET (All-Electronic Tolling), using high speed lanes like I-95 in New Hampshire or gantries with readers above the roadway.

    • Anonymus

      Numbers and story lines doesn't make any sense to normal public, what they trying to implement from this. This is bs. States should be collecting money from EZ-pass and all those transponder companies. e.g. In chicago if you have EZ-pass you can pass with 90cents, if you don't have and pay cash instead 3.40$ something on one toll both on i88, that's not our fault.