NY Agencies Increase Scofflaw Penalties

Times Herald-Record reports, “The penalties for failing to pay those pesky tolls are going up in New York. Both the New York State Thruway Authority and the Metropolitan Transportation Authority have increased the penalties for non-payment, and the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey and the New York State Bridge Authority are reviewing their policies.” The report adds, “State lawmakers have repeatedly rebuffed [Governor Andrew] Cuomo’s bid for legislation that would extend New York’s reach, and permit reciprocity on suspension of registrations with other E-ZPass states.” The report also delves into the growth of AET in New York and other northeast states.