Modern tolls use overhead gantries like this one in Australia. Connecticut Department of Transportation

Gov. Ned Lamont has proposed installing electronic tolls on Connecticut’s highways to finance a rebuild of the state’s aging, overcrowded transportation system.

Legislative leaders have begun a debate expected to continue throughout the 2019 session, which runs through June 5.

So before you read any more about tolls, gasoline taxes, highways, bridges and rail lines, here’s a quick quiz to keep you informed on the key issues facing lawmakers at the Capitol.

CT Mirror Data Editor Jake Kara contributed to this story.

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Keith M. PhaneufState Budget Reporter

Keith has spent most of his 31 years as a reporter specializing in state government finances, analyzing such topics as income tax equity, waste in government and the complex funding systems behind Connecticut’s transportation and social services networks. He has been the state finances reporter at CT Mirror since it launched in 2010. Prior to joining CT Mirror Keith was State Capitol bureau chief for The Journal Inquirer of Manchester, a reporter for the Day of New London, and a former contributing writer to The New York Times. Keith is a graduate of and a former journalism instructor at the University of Connecticut.

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  1. You know, I drive to Vermont regularly, and most of the trip is on 91 north through MA. There is not a single toll the entire way. Going a different way through MA to other destinations I go under 1 gantry. The proposal at stake here has people, mostly CT residents, hitting a tolling gantry every few miles.

  2. I have a question that should have been included in this article:

    Q: Did Governor Lamont say the tolls would only be for trucks in his final/third debate hosted by WPLR?

    A. Yes

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