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November 15, 2012

Thruway Authority looking at alternatives to "modest" 45-percent increase


Tonawanda News — “I’m beginning to think that if the 45 percent (toll hike) is needed, why are we playing games with it?” authority Vice Chairwoman Donna Luh said. “I’m beginning to think that 45 percent is not a figure we need.”

The toll for a three-axle truck traveling from Buffalo to New York City is about $88. Under the proposal, that could increase to $127. In June, a rating agency said “aggressive” toll increases for truckers and eventually all drivers might be needed to keep the authority fiscally sound, even though a multiyear phase-in of toll increases for car drivers ended in 2010.

$39 Proposed toll hike for a Wthree-axle truck traveling from Buffalo to New York City

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