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December 17, 2012


DiNapoli Statement on Thruway Authority Cancelling Toll Increase

I am gratified to see the Thruway Authority’s new leadership has dropped a planned toll increase for commercial vehicles and instead looked hard in the mirror and found ways to cut costs. This is good news for New Yorkers.

For the past several years, I have called on the Thruway Authority to do a thorough review of its expenses and operations before it pushes another toll hike on New Yorkers. As I have said from the beginning, any toll hike should be a last resort.

Imposing a large toll increase would have hurt consumers and businesses at a time when many New Yorkers are struggling to recover from the recession.

I look forward to seeing the details of the savings and efficiencies the Thruway Authority is planning.

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