© 2023 Western New York Public Broadcasting Association

140 Lower Terrace
Buffalo, NY 14202

Mailing Address:
Horizons Plaza P.O. Box 1263
Buffalo, NY 14240-1263

Buffalo Toronto Public Media | Phone 716-845-7000
WBFO Newsroom | Phone: 716-845-7040
Your NPR Station
Play Live Radio
Next Up:
0:00
0:00
Available On Air Stations

Thruway toll hike appears likely

thruwaylogo.jpg
File Photo
/
WBFO/AM 970 News

A significant toll hike on the New York State Thruway is appearing to be a near certainty.

A 45 percent rate hike has been proposed for vehicles that possess three or more axles. Thruway officials claim that the rate hike is necessary to maintain the fiscal health of the agency. A portion of the news funds are expected to pay for a new Tappan Zee Bridge near New York City and to maintain the Erie Canal.

Opponents argue that the hike will translate into higher prices for consumer goods.

Saturday & Sunday 6 a.m. to 12 p.m.