Over the last year, Gov. Malloy talked about improving our state's transportation grid through his 30-year, $100 billion Let's Go CT! initiative. A panel was created to make recommendations ways to generate Special Transportation Funds to pay for some of the governor's "key preservation and repair projects," such as I-84 viaducts in Hartford and Waterbury.  There will be much discussion and debate this session on the panels recommendations. Its important for me to have your thoughts.

The panel released its findings in mid-January. I hope you'll consider using the survey below to tell me how you feel about the recent recommendations from the Governor's Transportation Finance Panel to create more revenue to help pay for the governor's initiatives:

Governor's Transportation Finance Panel revenue options:

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* Governor's Transportation Finance Panel revenue options:

  Great idea. Maybe, worth discussion. No, but willing to listen. Bad idea, no.
Increase Department of Motor Vehicles fees.
Increase the 25 cents per gallon gasoline tax to 39 cents over a seven year period.
Increase the 6.35% sales tax to 6.85% and transfer the increment to the Special Transportation Fund.
Implement electronic tolls.
If you are opposed to tolls, would you be inclined to support a toll
system if the Gas Tax was lowered
Lease or sell state property adjacent to state highways and railroads,  for renewable energy generation, development, or public utility.
Employ "value capture" techniques by recovering a portion of revenue gains from high land values resulting in transportation improvements.  
Improve the states use of advertising on public transportation (Buses, Trains, Etc...) .
Which issues are of greatest interest to you? (Grade high to low):

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* Which issues are of greatest interest to you? (Grade high to low):

  5 4 3 2 1
Condition of bridges
Condition of roads
Highway congestion
Installation of tolls
Secondary roads traffic
Rail service availability
Existing rail service quality
Availability of bus service
Existing bus service quality
Gasoline taxes
Would you be in favor of eliminating High Occupancy Vehicle lanes on Interstate 84 and replacing them with a light commuter rail system?

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* Would you be in favor of eliminating High Occupancy Vehicle lanes on Interstate 84 and replacing them with a light commuter rail system?

There's talk about creating a Constitutionally-protected lock box to block the legislature from raiding transportation money to balance the budget. Would you support that proposal if it came without specifics defining where the money would come from, what money would go into the lock box, and how it would be used?

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* There's talk about creating a Constitutionally-protected lock box to block the legislature from raiding transportation money to balance the budget. Would you support that proposal if it came without specifics defining where the money would come from, what money would go into the lock box, and how it would be used?

Are you in favor of widening I-95?

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* Are you in favor of widening I-95?

Are you in favor of adding more trains and improving our rail system to include shuttles at each train station instead of widening i-95?

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* Are you in favor of adding more trains and improving our rail system to include shuttles at each train station instead of widening i-95?

Additional thoughts you'd like to share about transportation:

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* Additional thoughts you'd like to share about transportation:

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