Tolls were part of life in Connecticut for decades, and vanished after seven horrific deaths. Toll plazas were all over the state, but after a truck driver named Charles Klutz crashed into the Stratford toll plaza in 1983 killing seven people, Governor Bill O’Neill and state lawmakers moved to bring the toll era to a close. It took two and half years until the final toll plaza was shuttered.
Fast forward to 2015, and the general assembly and Governor Dan Malloy are talking about the possibility of bringing tolls back.
In this Sunday’s Face the State flashback, we’ll take you back to the fall of 1985 when the tolls were closed and driving in Connecticut became free, although I use that word loosely. From our archives we have a report from Bertha Coombs, who is now with CNBC.
Watch the flashback right here: http://www.wfsb.com/video?autoStart=true&topVideoCatNo=default&clipId=11206177