You may soon have to dig deeper to drive on the New York
The Associated Press reports that the Thruway
Authority is considering a toll hike to help fund $2 billion in construction
along the 640-mile superhighway.
Preliminary approval for the plan could come as early as
Thursday, Dec. 15, the news agency reported.
The plan calls for tolls for commercial vehicles to go up by
35 percent and passenger vehicles to pay as much as 25 percent more.
The boost in tolls would go for improvements to the roadway
and faster toll booth lanes.
If approved by the Gov. George Pataki-controlled Thruway
board, the proposed increase would go through several other steps, including
public hearings. It was unclear when drivers would see the higher charges.
Tolls were last increased on the Thruway in 1988.