Thursday, August 16, 2012
A Possible 45% Toll Hike on the NYS Thruway
A 45 percent toll hike on the New York State Thruway that would affect all commercial drivers with three or more axles, will be detrimental to businesses in Chautauqua County. At least, that's how the legislature's Planning and Economic Development Committee sees it. During its Wednesday meeting, the committee briefly discussed a motion of support against a toll hike plan - slated to begin Sept. 30. Gov. Andrew Cuomo who supports the raise, announced plans to hold a hearing regarding the toll hike. The public hearings will be held today in Buffalo, Friday in Syracuse and Saturday in Newburgh, south of Albany.