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Connecticut Lawmakers Pass Trucking Mileage Tax
The Connecticut General Assembly approved a new highway usage tax on heavy-duty commercial vehicles to help the state rebuild its crumbling roads and other transportation infrastructure.
The legislation was originally part of Connecticut Gov. Ned Lamont's budget package, but it was later dropped and put up for this separate vote. The Democratic-majority Senate and the House approved the tax, and it now awaits Lamont’s sign-off.
If the measure is approved as expected, beginning in January 2022 the state will collect fees from trucks weighing 26,000 pounds or more and traveling within the state. The tax will be based on the truck weight and the miles traveled. Fees would range from 2.5 cents per mile, to 17.5 cents per mile for trucks weighing more than 80,000 pounds.