Thruway tolls increasing this weekend

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New York has been called The Land of Taxes and Tolls. And just days into the new year, it's once again living up to that dubious reputation.
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Swimmingly

Depew, NY

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Jan 4, 2009
 
"RKc and TRUTH", ask yourself what is the difference between a tax and a toll? Both involve taking money from a person. Now you might say people are getting something for their money when they pay a toll because they get a road to drive on that takes them from point A to point B quicker. Taxes were initially instituted as a means of providing a military, fire, police, and roads and bridges. We can maintain all the roads in the state if we just divert all the taxes being spent on social programs to their intended purpose. I would like to see all funding for the arts stopped immediately. Then we will look at areas like state advertising of welfare and health care.
One big thing that could help us is to get a referendum on amending our state constitution. Remove the part about providing welfare and change the part making private gambling illegal. Also, making people pay higher tolls WILL lead to a DECREASE in revenue. Guaranteed! You can bet on it.
Fellow Puppets

Binghamton, NY

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Jan 4, 2009
 
R Kc wrote:
Some People should wake up and see the Big Picture! THe tolls keep NY taxes down. look at the state NY is in? Look at the Taxes you pay now! Look at who pays Tolls besides your self! Out of state People! Cmmercial Trafic, Canadians!
Good point. Let's take those groups you mention and toll the hell out of them, and give the state residents a break.
crunch

United States

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Jan 5, 2009
 
remember the joy of throwing out your garbage? at no charge?
remember the wonderous education the ny school system would recieve due to lotto profits?
remember? REMEMBER?
SC Boy

Buffalo, NY

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#24
Jan 21, 2009
 
I remember when i first moved into WNY coming in from Erie PA along the 90 and noticing the
"welcome to New York" sign.
Followed almost immediately by
"stop ahead and pay tolls"
Little did i know the resounding irony and long lasting effects these two signs would have on my stay here.
For real

Buffalo, NY

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Jan 21, 2009
 
SC Boy wrote:
I remember when i first moved into WNY coming in from Erie PA along the 90 and noticing the
"welcome to New York" sign.
Followed almost immediately by
"stop ahead and pay tolls"
Little did i know the resounding irony and long lasting effects these two signs would have on my stay here.
And after you saw the "Stop ahead and pay toll" sign, you probably hit a pot hole
wow

Albany, NY

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Jan 21, 2009
 
Plan Code:(NY12) Thruway Annual Permit Plan: An annual fee covers the
toll for the first 30 miles or less per trip on the Thruway ticketed
system, except when you cross the Castleton-on-Hudson Bridge, where a
$0.52 surcharge is applied. Pay the following amount for each tag
depending on which month you sign up: Jan.$84.00; Feb.$77.00; Mar.
$70.00; Apr.$63.00; May $56.00; Jun.$49.00; Jul.$42; Aug.$35.00;
Sept.$28.00; Oct.$21.00; Nov.$14.00; Dec.$7.00.(For the next
calendar year,$88.00, available after December 26). This plan is
assigned to a specific E-ZPass Tag.
tbird19482

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Jan 21, 2009
 
wow wrote:
Plan Code:(NY12) Thruway Annual Permit Plan: An annual fee covers the
toll for the first 30 miles or less per trip on the Thruway ticketed
system, except when you cross the Castleton-on-Hudson Bridge, where a
$0.52 surcharge is applied. Pay the following amount for each tag
depending on which month you sign up: Jan.$84.00; Feb.$77.00; Mar.
$70.00; Apr.$63.00; May $56.00; Jun.$49.00; Jul.$42; Aug.$35.00;
Sept.$28.00; Oct.$21.00; Nov.$14.00; Dec.$7.00.(For the next
calendar year,$88.00, available after December 26). This plan is
assigned to a specific E-ZPass Tag.
Remember to tell them that YOU MUST renew this every YEAR by letter or fax , other wise it doesn't renew and you get charged as if it were a reg, E.Z. pass.

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