Toll proposal includes new train station for Bridgeport

Posted: Updated:
BRIDGEPORT -

Gov. Ned Lamont's toll plan includes proposals for new train stations in Hartford, Newington and Bridgeport.

The governor's proposal would order the Transportation Department to build a second train station in Bridgeport. Proponents say it could revitalize the city's crumbling East Side.

Nearby residents say if it brings jobs to the neighborhood, they're willing to pay the tolls.

State Republicans are firing back at the proposal, saying the train station is just being used to bring Bridgeport representatives to the table.

Neighbors also say it's important to keep some of the area's historic landmarks.

RELATED:
New tolls plan may not change many drivers’ opinions
CT Democrats: Out-of-state drivers will pay more if tolls return 
CT House speaker: Special session may be needed for toll vote
Gov. Lamont continues push to bring tolls to CT
Gov. Lamont says new plan for tolls ‘ready to go’ 

  • Connecticut TransportationTransportationMore>>

  • Windsor Locks to get new train station as part of $17M grant

    Windsor Locks to get new train station as part of $17M grant

    Saturday, February 29 2020 6:16 PM EST2020-02-29 23:16:07 GMT
    Connecticut's Department of Transportation received a grant of over $17 million to build the new Hartford Line railroad station.Connecticut's Department of Transportation received a grant of over $17 million to build the new Hartford Line railroad station.
    Connecticut's Department of Transportation received a grant of over $17 million to build the new Hartford Line railroad station.Connecticut's Department of Transportation received a grant of over $17 million to build the new Hartford Line railroad station.
    Connecticut's Department of Transportation received a grant of over $17 million to build the new Hartford Line railroad station.
    Connecticut's Department of Transportation received a grant of over $17 million to build the new Hartford Line railroad station.
  • Toll proposal includes new train station for Bridgeport

    Toll proposal includes new train station for Bridgeport

    Wednesday, May 22 2019 5:16 PM EDT2019-05-22 21:16:10 GMT
    Toll proposal includes new train station for BridgeportToll proposal includes new train station for Bridgeport
    Toll proposal includes new train station for BridgeportToll proposal includes new train station for Bridgeport
    The governor's proposal would order the Transportation Department to build a second train station in Bridgeport. Proponents say it could revitalize the city's crumbling East Side.
    The governor's proposal would order the Transportation Department to build a second train station in Bridgeport. Proponents say it could revitalize the city's crumbling East Side.
  • Gov. Lamont says new plan for tolls ‘ready to go’

    Gov. Lamont says new plan for tolls ‘ready to go’

    Friday, May 10 2019 7:03 PM EDT2019-05-10 23:03:14 GMT
    Gov. Ned Lamont says he's willing to freeze toll rates for the first three years of his Connecticut toll plan.
    Gov. Ned Lamont says he's willing to freeze toll rates for the first three years of his Connecticut toll plan.
sorry to interrupt
your first 20 are free
Access to News 12 is free for Optimum, Comcast®, Spectrum Networks® and Service ElectricSM customers.
Please enjoy 20 complimentary views of articles, photos, and videos during the next 30 days.
you have reached your 20 view limit
Access to News 12 is free for Optimum, Comcast®, Spectrum Networks® and Service ElectricSM customers.
Please login or create an account to continue enjoying News12.
Our sign-up page is undergoing maintenance and is not currently available. However, you will be given direct access to news12.com while we complete our upgrade.
When we are back up and running you will be prompted at that time to complete your sign in. Until then, enjoy the local news, weather, traffic and more that's "as local as local news gets."