New York's Thruway Tolls Set To Rise

Despite rising revenues, New York's Thruway Authority says fare hikes needed to pay for projects.

"The Thruway Authority is proposing to hike tolls 25 percent for most passenger cars and 35 percent for trucks."

"Motorists drove more miles than ever on the Thruway last year, paying $12.4 million more in tolls than the year before for their trips."

"But while the nearly 3 percent growth in tolls made it a good year compared with others this decade, Thruway Authority officials say a toll hike planned to go into effect in mid-May still is necessary to fund a six-year road and canal reconstruction plan."

Thanks to Sam Gold

Full Story: Boost in tolls, but many miles to go

Comments

Prepare for the AICP Exam

Join the thousands of students who have utilized the Planetizen AICP* Exam Preparation Class to prepare for the American Planning Association's AICP* exam.
Starting at $199
Planetizen Courses image ad

Planetizen Courses

Advance your career with subscription-based online courses tailored to the urban planning professional.
Starting at $14.95 a month
Book cover of Where Things Are from Near to Far

Where Things Are From Near to Far

This engaging children's book about planning illustrates that "every building has its place."
$19.95
poster

A Short History of America

From comic book artist Robert Crumb, poster shows how the built environment has changed throughout the decades.
$14.95