NY Thruway’s AET Plans Raise “Safety” Concern

WNYT  interviews Mike Elmendorf, an Associated General Contractors official, about his group’s assertion that the New York Thruway’s conversion to AET tolling presents a “safety” concern. “The state would probably save money if the toll workers were no longer needed, but right now the tolls you pay make up 95 percent of the Thruway’s capital funding,” the station notes. “Elmendorf fears if any of that money is spent on cashless tolls, road and bridge work won’t get done.”