New York State Thruway Thinking About Raising Tolls
If you're traveling on the New York State Thruway this weekend to to watch that Utica College Pioneers football game at Ithaca College, you'll still pay the same toll. But, there's talk about possible toll increases on the Thruway. The Thruway needs to maintain the roadway, but higher tolls mean higher costs for consumers, business travelers, and those trucking goods (and you know what that means on prices of the goods they're hauling).
Here are the details from our sister station, WIBX:
"Thruway Authority Executive Director Thomas Madison says meetings are scheduled next month to discuss a change to the toll structure, but the amount of any potential increase remains unclear.
One proposal includes raising the toll rate 45% on commercial trucks.
Madison says discussions of any increase will include the feedback received at three public hearings held on toll hikes in August."