What do you get in
exchange for outrageously pricey toll roads? A few cents off a microwaveable
burrito, if you live in New York.
After raising toll
prices by 25 percent for passenger vehicles and more than 35 percent for most
trucks, the New York State Thruway Authority is making some small concessions
with its concessions. In exchange for cheaper rent, the Authority is asking HMS
Host – the company that operates 16 travel plazas along the roadway – to lower
the prices of its food to lure drivers back on to the toll road.
Authority is hoping to have the new 10-year contract and lower prices in effect
by Oct.1, the Albany Times-Union reported. The agreement will not cover
food costs in the other 11 travel plazas along the roadway, which are operated