Onondaga County Lawmakers Push to Eliminate NY Thruway Tolls for Local Commuters

Syracuse.com reports, “Onondaga County lawmakers want to get rid of Thruway tolls for local commuters. The County Legislature plans to ask state lawmakers to eliminate tolls for anyone who enters and exits the Thruway between exits 34A and 39. Legislator John Dougherty proposed the resolution, which passed through the facilities committee [on December 14].” The goal is to keep more traffic off local roads. The report adds, “Routes between most local exits cost a few dimes. A trip from exit 34A to exit 39 costs a passenger vehicle 65 cents.”