Onondaga County Lawmakers to Ask NY Thruway to Nix Tolls for Local Commuters

WRVO reports, “Onondaga County lawmakers [today, December 20] will ask the state to consider eliminating tolls for local travelers on the New York State Thruway. Lawmakers have asked the state to do this before, but were unsuccessful. But [County] Legislator John Dougherty thinks the time is right to ask for a break for motorists getting on and off on one of the Thruway’s six exits in the Syracuse area. ‘I think now we have a better chance of having it passed, being that our county executive is on the Thruway Board, being that [planning to upgrade I-81 through downtown Syracuse is underway].’”