Thruway, Tappan Zee toll hike slated for 2009, 2010

Drivers who use the Tappan Zee Bridge may have to brace for another toll increase in addition to the 50 cent hike slated for January. A committee of the NYS Thruway Authority approved a measure Thursday

News 12 Staff

May 28, 2014, 8:56 PM

Updated 3,651 days ago

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Thruway, Tappan Zee toll hike slated for 2009, 2010
Drivers who use the Tappan Zee Bridge may have to brace for another toll increase in addition to the 50 cent hike slated for January.
A committee of the NYS Thruway Authority approved a measure Thursday increasing tolls by 5 percent in 2009 and again in 2010. E-ZPass users will see a smaller increase.
Authority officials say the increase is necessary because rising gas prices are limiting travel. They say that is cutting revenue needed for its $2 billion repair plan. Thruway Director Ramesh Mehta says part of the money will go to reconstruct the Tappan Zee Bridge's ailing deck.
The Thruway Authority will hold a number of hearings about the hike that are open to the public. They are expected to make a decision by March 2008.


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