NY Thruway relents, drops toll hike f...

NY Thruway relents, drops toll hike for truckers

There are 4 comments on the WTEN-TV Albany story from Dec 17, 2012, titled NY Thruway relents, drops toll hike for truckers. In it, WTEN-TV Albany reports that:

The state Thruway Authority board has dropped plans for a 45-percent increase in truck tolls, saying it's taking a number of cost-cutting steps instead.

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Since: Mar 08

Buffalo, NY

#1 Dec 18, 2012
This corrupt, self-serving organization decided that an increase just might cause people to look closer at it than agree.

Since: Feb 10

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#2 Dec 18, 2012
Your Name Here wrote:
This corrupt, self-serving organization decided that an increase just might cause people to look closer at it than agree.
Isn't it time to take the Erie Canal out of the Thruway system and have the people that use the canal pay for it?
Why are the people who use the Thruway paying for the maintenance of the Erie Canal?
The canal runs at a loss every year and money from the Thruway has to pay for it.
Have a nice night

Since: Feb 10

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#3 Dec 18, 2012
Your Name Here wrote:
This corrupt, self-serving organization decided that an increase just might cause people to look closer at it than agree.
Here is an article to read
http://www.wgrz.com/news/investigative/youpai...

If you don't want to read the article just go to the Findings part at the end and read how much the canal brings in and how much it costs.
Brings in about 2 million and costs about 90 million to run a loss of 88 million the Thruway tolls have to make up
Have a nice night
Nero

Utica, NY

#4 Feb 2, 2013
The canal generates $240 million in tourist dollars to upstate communities. Cuomo dumped the toll idea because he's been bought off by corporate interests who will help bankroll his bid for POTUS. Cuomo behind the scenes is running the TA & was for the toll hikes until big business told him to back off if he wants any campaign dollars.

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