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Public hearing on proposed Thruway toll increases happening today

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A public hearing regarding the New York State Thruway Authority’s proposed toll increase is scheduled for Tuesday, from 4 to 7 p.m. at the New York State Fairgrounds’ Bistro Room in Syracuse.


The hearing will address the Thruway Authority’s plan to raise tolls starting in 2024. For E-ZPass users, tolls are expected to increase by 5% next year and another 5% in 2027. Out-of-state E-ZPass users and those opting for tolls by mail would face a 75% higher rate compared to in-state E-ZPass users.

The Thruway Authority claims that the increase is necessary to address capital needs, including the replacement of several aging bridges within the next decade.

This hearing is the second of four in-person meetings across the state, with other hearings scheduled for May 16 in Rockland County and May 22 in Albany County. A virtual public hearing will also take place on June 5 from 4 to 7 p.m., streamed on the Thruway Authority’s website.