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

Note: This quiz was originally published on April 1, 2019.

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.

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. So this article pointed out the lack of true facts being put out by the sate and the media. I am not surprised of any of the answers, except for the total revenue generated per year. The state has consistently over stated savings and revenues. What was missing from the article was the campaign promise of only truck tolls.

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