What is the future of the No Tolls CT movement?

No Tolls CT has grown considerably over the past year due to opposition from many to re-implementing tolling on Connecticut highways. But how has it grown as a movement? And what does its future hold? For answers, we attended their biggest event yet: a protest called “Save Our State (S.O.S.)”, hosted on the steps of the Connecticut Capitol Building. We not only spoke with protest attendees, but also with Patrick Sasser, the owner of a trucking company, who founded No Tolls CT.

Extended Interview with Patrick Sasser:

Extended Interview with anti-toll protesters:


#1: McNulty, Frederick. “Inside Anti-toll Protests: Will They Become CT’s New Tea Party?” Mieum Media, 13 Mar. 2019, http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cUuOOEfd7X4. Accessed 21 May 2019.

#2: Stuart, Christine. “Anti-Toll Rally Attracts Crowd of 2,100.” CT News Junkie, 18 May 2019, http://www.ctnewsjunkie.com/archives/entry/20190518_anti-toll_rally_attracts_crowd_of_2100/. Accessed 21 May 2019.

#3: Keating, Christopher. “More Than 1,500 Rally Against Highway Tolls As Emotional Debate Continues.” Courant.com, 18 May 2019, http://www.courant.com/politics/hc-pol-anti-toll-rally-20190518-dhymsxpyb5b7xi3uicbfhatgne-story.html. Accessed 21 May 2019.

#4: “Tea Party Patriots March on Washington DC on 9/12/09.” YouTube, 18 Sept. 2009, http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1ZToACCH6fY. Accessed 21 May 2019.

#5: Krasselt, Kaitlyn. “Amy Stefanowski Elected to GOP State Committee.” Connecticut Post, 14 May 2019, http://www.ctpost.com/politics/article/Amy-Stefanowski-elected-to-GOP-state-committee-13845715.php. Accessed 21 May 2019.

#6: Notollsct. “No Tolls CT on Instagram: ‘Be There!’.” Instagram, 18 May 2019, http://www.instagram.com/p/BxmWULXJZRd/. Accessed 21 May 2019.

#7: “Complexity of Connecticut Toll Plan Could Delay Vote.” US News, 20 May 2019, http://www.usnews.com/news/best-states/connecticut/articles/2019-05-20/complexity-of-connecticut-toll-plan-could-delay-vote. Accessed 21 May 2019.

#8: Raff, Susan, and Matt McFarland. “‘No Tolls’ Rally to Be Held in Hartford Saturday.” WFSB, 18 May 2019, http://www.wfsb.com/news/no-tolls-rally-to-be-held-in-hartford-saturday/article_63b8644c-78de-11e9-9aff-73c81ea7e4fc.html. Accessed 21 May 2019.

#9: Pazniokas, Mark, and Keith M. Phaneuf. “Fate of CT Highway Tolls Remains Uncertain Amid Political Spin.” NewsTimes, 16 May 2019, http://www.newstimes.com/middletown/article/Fate-of-CT-highway-tolls-remains-uncertain-amid-13852295.php. Accessed 21 May 2019.

#10: Reiss, Max. “Speaker Considers Special Session for Tolls.” NBC Connecticut, 20 May 2019, http://www.nbcconnecticut.com/news/politics/Speaker-Considers-Special-Session-for-Tolls-510183491.html. Accessed 21 May 2019.

#11: “Man in the Moon.” TeknoAXE, 1 Apr. 2016, teknoaxe.com/Link_Code_4.php?q=1028. Accessed 21 May 2019. 

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#12: Outro Song: “Fill Me In” by Atwaters featuring Yeon: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UW0iKqFMoxo Used with artist’s consent. The contents and views of this video may not necessarily be shared with the artist.