New York's Troubled Thruway

Jul 22, 2012 Full story: WGRZ-TV Buffalo 26

The state Thruway Authority, the overseer of the superhighway, is faced with a murky financial picture.

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Since: Mar 08

Buffalo, NY

#1 Jul 22, 2012
I think that if I pissed away money as fast as Thruway management I would have gone out of business the day after I started. Compare salaries and benefits to any successful private enterprise and the problem will immediately come to light. Of course nothing will be done because there is that inherent sense of entitlement in anything that is government.
Country Boy

Batavia, NY

#2 Jul 22, 2012
Toll takers make a unbelieveable amount of money working in those vertical coffins for a job a trained monkey could do. Automate those positions.

Since: Feb 10

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#3 Jul 22, 2012
Your Name Here wrote:
I think that if I pissed away money as fast as Thruway management I would have gone out of business the day after I started. Compare salaries and benefits to any successful private enterprise and the problem will immediately come to light. Of course nothing will be done because there is that inherent sense of entitlement in anything that is government.
Another thing Why is the ERIE Canal part of the Thruway system?
There are no cars or trucks driving on it.
It is a big drain of money from the thruway and should be part of the parks dept, seeing it is mostly for recreational use now a days.
Have a nice day
Liiifffe Coachhhhh

Chesapeake, VA

#4 Jul 22, 2012
tbird19482 wrote:
<quoted text>Another thing Why is the ERIE Canal part of the Thruway system?
There are no cars or trucks driving on it.
It is a big drain of money from the thruway and should be part of the parks dept, seeing it is mostly for recreational use now a days.
Have a nice day
The Canal is NOT a drain on the Thruway budget, but the other way around. The canal portion of the budget is 58.4 million, but 21.4 million of that was moved to the Thruway budget last year

So, shut your trap and have a nice day

Since: Feb 10

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#5 Jul 22, 2012
Liiifffe Coachhhhh wrote:
<quoted text>
The Canal is NOT a drain on the Thruway budget, but the other way around. The canal portion of the budget is 58.4 million, but 21.4 million of that was moved to the Thruway budget last year
So, shut your trap and have a nice day
I don't know where you got your info but you might want to read Item # 3 of this report.

http://www.thruway.ny.gov/news/meetings/canal...

This is from the thruway/ Canal
Lets see it generated approx. 2 million dollars
It has a budget of $108 Million in thruway funds.
Excluding Fed. funds and Bond act projects the Annual cost is approx. 82.5 million.

So you say it isn't a drain on the thruway.
2 million in revenue, a budget of 108 million the fed. and other projects fund about 27.5 million
Not a drain

Have a nice afternoon

Since: Feb 10

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#6 Jul 22, 2012
Liiifffe Coachhhhh wrote:
<quoted text>
The Canal is NOT a drain on the Thruway budget, but the other way around. The canal portion of the budget is 58.4 million, but 21.4 million of that was moved to the Thruway budget last year
So, shut your trap and have a nice day
This may have been from 2007 but nothing has changed.
Have a nice day
Liiifffe Coachhhhh

Chesapeake, VA

#7 Jul 22, 2012
tbird19482 wrote:
<quoted text>I don't know where you got your info but you might want to read Item # 3 of this report.
http://www.thruway.ny.gov/news/meetings/canal...
This is from the thruway/ Canal
Lets see it generated approx. 2 million dollars
It has a budget of $108 Million in thruway funds.
Excluding Fed. funds and Bond act projects the Annual cost is approx. 82.5 million.
So you say it isn't a drain on the thruway.
2 million in revenue, a budget of 108 million the fed. and other projects fund about 27.5 million
Not a drain
Have a nice afternoon
You know nothing

I have inside information

Since: Feb 10

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#8 Jul 22, 2012
Liiifffe Coachhhhh wrote:
<quoted text>
You know nothing
I have inside information
Just more B.S. from L/C.
Can't come up with any facts so he just says he has inside info.
B.S.
Have a nice afternoon
Liiifffe Coachhhhh

Chesapeake, VA

#9 Jul 22, 2012
tbird19482 wrote:
<quoted text>Just more B.S. from L/C.
Can't come up with any facts so he just says he has inside info.
B.S.
Have a nice afternoon
As usual, you shoot down my facts with insults

Since: Feb 10

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#10 Jul 22, 2012
Liiifffe Coachhhhh wrote:
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As usual, you shoot down my facts with insults
WHAT FACTS ?????
You have not shown us any facts.
I put up facts
Show us your facts don't come on here and say all I do is shoot down your facts with insults.
You have to put up FACTS with something to back them up with.
Show us some real facts and back them up
Have a nice night
Fact Finder

Germany

#11 Jul 22, 2012
tbird19482 wrote:
WHAT FACTS ?????
You have not shown us any facts.
I put up facts
Show us your facts don't come on here and say all I do is shoot down your facts with insults.
You have to put up FACTS with something to back them up with.
Show us some real facts and back them up
Have a nice night
His facts come from when the FBI investigated the NYS Thruway Authority. You can find them here: www.fbi.gov

Since: Feb 10

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#12 Jul 22, 2012
Fact Finder wrote:
<quoted text>His facts come from when the FBI investigated the NYS Thruway Authority. You can find them here: www.fbi.gov
Isn't that where you can find all his so called FACTS?
He says he has inside info, well that is well and good now show us the facts.
Inside info is nothing but hear say, I know people that work for the thruway and the Canal and they tell me it is the thruway that pays for the canal not the other way around, that is inside info but I can't back that up but I can go find the FACTS and post them, that is a lot better than " inside info".
FACT The Canal costs about 108 MILLION dollars a year to op.
It generates about 2 million dollars a year.[ fact]
It is part of the Thruway system [ fact]
It recieves about 25 to 27 million from Fed. funds and Bond act projects [ fact]
so it is a DRAIN on the thruway for about 82.5 MILLION dollars a year.[ fact]
These are FACTS you can look up.
http://www.thruway.ny.gov/news/meetings/canal...
Just saying you have " Inside info" is B.S. and nothing more.
Put up some real facts or " SHUT YOUR TRAP"
Have a nice night
Liiifffe Coachhhhh

Chesapeake, VA

#14 Jul 22, 2012
tbird19482 wrote:
<quoted text>Isn't that where you can find all his so called FACTS?
He says he has inside info, well that is well and good now show us the facts.
Inside info is nothing but hear say, I know people that work for the thruway and the Canal and they tell me it is the thruway that pays for the canal not the other way around, that is inside info but I can't back that up but I can go find the FACTS and post them, that is a lot better than " inside info".
FACT The Canal costs about 108 MILLION dollars a year to op.
It generates about 2 million dollars a year.[ fact]
It is part of the Thruway system [ fact]
It recieves about 25 to 27 million from Fed. funds and Bond act projects [ fact]
so it is a DRAIN on the thruway for about 82.5 MILLION dollars a year.[ fact]
These are FACTS you can look up.
http://www.thruway.ny.gov/news/meetings/canal...
Just saying you have " Inside info" is B.S. and nothing more.
Put up some real facts or " SHUT YOUR TRAP"
Have a nice night
So you believe the NYS government lies

82% of the Canal budget was raided by the Thruway last fiscal year

Look it up yourself

http://www.drudgereport.com/

Since: Feb 10

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#15 Jul 22, 2012
Liiifffe Coachhhhh wrote:
<quoted text>
So you believe the NYS government lies
82% of the Canal budget was raided by the Thruway last fiscal year
Look it up yourself
http://www.drudgereport.com/
Again you are turning things around.
You say I believe N.Y.S. gov. lies that is B.S.
I am the one that put up facts not trash like you are doing with this so called news site or what ever it is.
Here is the site I quoted and it is as you can see from N.Y.S.

http://www.thruway.ny.gov/news/meetings/canal...

These are the facts right from N.Y.S.
Have a good night
Liiifffe Coachhhhh

Chesapeake, VA

#16 Jul 22, 2012
tbird19482 wrote:
<quoted text>Again you are turning things around.
You say I believe N.Y.S. gov. lies that is B.S.
I am the one that put up facts not trash like you are doing with this so called news site or what ever it is.
Here is the site I quoted and it is as you can see from N.Y.S.
http://www.thruway.ny.gov/news/meetings/canal...
These are the facts right from N.Y.S.
Have a good night
My point exactly

NYS politicians and bureaucrats are liars

And speaking of the Thruway, what happened with your fake Indian buddies who were going to shut down the Thruway over the cigarette taxes?

Did they chicken out?

Didn't they have your fake Indian cop-killer buddy Bucky to lead them?

Since: Feb 10

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#17 Jul 23, 2012
Liiifffe Coachhhhh wrote:
<quoted text>
My point exactly
NYS politicians and bureaucrats are liars
And speaking of the Thruway, what happened with your fake Indian buddies who were going to shut down the Thruway over the cigarette taxes?
Did they chicken out?
Didn't they have your fake Indian cop-killer buddy Bucky to lead them?
Have the taxes gone up on the rez.
No , so until NYS strts to try and collect them there will be no trouble.
Have a nice day
TwoDogsHumping

Seattle, WA

#18 Jul 23, 2012
tbird19482 wrote:
Have the taxes gone up on the rez.
No , so until NYS strts to try and collect them there will be no trouble.
Have a nice day
So, you speak for all Senecas?
TONI

Niagara Falls, NY

#19 Jul 23, 2012
TwoDogsHumping wrote:
<quoted text>So, you speak for all Senecas?
He doesn't have to speak for the senecas.
I believe he has a point. if the state doesn't cause trouble , there will be no trouble .
If you believe anything L C says you have a problem understanding truth
Liiiiifeeee Coooooaccch

Chesapeake, VA

#20 Jul 23, 2012
tbird19482 wrote:
<quoted text>Have the taxes gone up on the rez.
No , so until NYS strts to try and collect them there will be no trouble.
Have a nice day
There you go with your fake Indian threats
Liiiiifeeee Coooooaccch

Chesapeake, VA

#21 Jul 23, 2012
TwoDogsHumping wrote:
<quoted text>So, you speak for all Senecas?
Yes he is a fake indian

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