NY Thruway’s Latest Rest Stop-Welcome Center Draws Editorial Scorn

The Daily Gazette editorial board hammers the state and the New York Thruway for investing $12 million on the new Mohawk Valley Welcome Center, writing, “Call it whatever you want. But it’s still just a Thruway rest stop. . . . Yet the state not only thought it fitting to initially spend $7.5 million on the original project, but decided only weeks after the grand opening that the structure and surrounding property needed a $4.5 million upgrade that included solar panels, a car-charging station, pet potty area and an Erie Canal-themed playground. Read that sentence out loud and see how ridiculous it sounds.”