Why do we still have a Thruway Authority or tolls on the highway which is now only one of many superhighways in the State ?
A proposed toll hike gets protests from lawmakers who years ago created political cover by setting up the non-elected Authority to run the highway.
Get rid of this agency and the tolls. You can drive from Watertown to Binghamton on a four lane, well maintained superhighway for free, but the same trip from Rochester to Albany costs.
Of course, the electeds would have to cover the costs through taxes and wouldn't have a straw man agency to blame. Who wants to see that happen ?
RITCHIE OPPOSES THRUWAY TOLL HIKE PLAN | New York State Senate