NY Thruway Adopts $1.8 Billion Budget with No Toll Hike and Record Traffic Projection

Times Herald-Record reports, “The New York State Thruway Authority adopted a 2017 budget Monday that keeps tolls stable for the seventh consecutive year and projects a potential record volume of traffic will use the 60-year-old highway next year.” The report adds, “The authority is not only spending $3.9 billion to replace the Tappan Zee Bridge, but also struggling to keep the 570-mile toll road, the state’s premier highway, in good repair, while honoring Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s pledge to keep tolls at current levels through 2020.”