Travelers are scrambling to get an E-ZPass before cashless tolling begins because there could be a toll hike associated with it.
This week the Thruway Authority is holding a series of public hearings on a proposed rate hike.
Representatives with the Thruway Authority press office tell FingerLakes1.com that it would be the first toll increase in over a decade.
However, it won’t be applied universally. The 30% increase and $2 surcharge will only apply to those who don’t have E-ZPass.
“Very often, we depend on cash and change, honestly,” she explained. “I was kind of upset because I feel like it’s the government trying to make more money off of people who really don’t have any money, and I feel like it’s selfish.”
The final hearing is slated for Thursday at 6 p.m.
If approved, the new pricing structure would take effect on January 1st, 2021.
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