- Associated Press - Tuesday, March 3, 2015

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) - In a story March 2 about highway tolls, The Associated Press erroneously reported that Connecticut was approved for a pilot program installing an electronic toll system. The Federal Highway Administration has funded a study, not installation of electronic tolls.

A corrected version of the story is below:

Connecticut approved for federal highway toll study

Federal agency approves Connecticut for study of pilot program installing electronic highway tolls

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) - The Federal Highway Administration has approved a study of an electronic toll system in Connecticut.

The pilot program for so-called value-pricing bypasses a federal ban on federal highway tolls by offering an exemption that allows certain types of electronic tolls.

Value-pricing, or congestion pricing as it’s sometimes called, assigns values for trips at different times and places for different motorists to encourage driving at different times and places to reduce congestion.

The tolls can be placed on designated express lanes, along borders and sections of highway if the revenue generated finances public works improvements.

Hearst Connecticut Media reports (https://bit.ly/1M3C9GK) that hundreds of opponents have taken to the website of the legislature’s Transportation Committee.

The study began in 2013 and is focused on the New York corridor of Interstate 95 to New Haven and Interstate 84 around Hartford.

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