posted on November 08, 2012 11:14
The State Thruway Authority might be preparing to impose a double-digit toll increase on commercial trucks.
There is a board meeting scheduled for tomorrow afternoon at its downstate office to discuss the proposed 45-percent toll hike. The move is designed to bring in about $90 million a year in additional revenue.
The Thruway board’s website provided no information – other than time and place – for the Friday meeting, but the agency in the past has suggested the next time the board meets, it will be taking up the toll issue.
According to the Buffalo News, a Thruway spokesperson said Wednesday evening that the agenda for the meeting has not yet been set.
The New York State Motor Truck Association has warned that trucking companies and their clients would have to pass along the cost of the toll increase to consumers.