Connecticut withdraws plan for tolls on Westchester border part of I-684Posted: Updated:
Connecticut Gov. Ned Lamont's plan to collect tolls on I-684 is off the table.
Lamont first proposed tolls for tractor-trailers on the one-mile stretch on the Westchester-Connecticut border to pave the way for his state highway upgrades. But a lack of support brought the plan to a halt.
Westchester lawmakers have been against the move from the start, and they hope it stays that way. Westchester County Executive George Latimer says his administration "had serious issues with this plan from its inception."
Bedford Town Supervisor Chris Burdick added "the decision is a great relief to Westchester County."
When news first broke that Lamont wanted to put a toll on I-684, State Sen. Pete Harckham then came back with a number of tolls on New York roads. Now that Connecticut's toll is off the table, so are Harckham’s.
"They have needs, we have needs. They have costs, we have costs. And our drivers are going on both our roads, so let’s have a regional discussion as to what the mutual challenges are and a mutual path forward," Harckham says.