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Ceretto to fight toll hike

by jmaloni
Thu, Aug 16th 2012 09:05 am

Will speak at Thruway Authority's Aug. 16 public hearing

Press release

Assemblyman John D. Ceretto, R-I-Lewiston, an outspoken opponent of the Thruway Authority's recent plan to raise tolls on commercial vehicles by nearly 50 percent, will be attending a public hearing in Buffalo on Thursday, Aug. 16, to call for a halt to the excessive fee increase.

Ceretto is actively working to transform the Lehigh Valley Rail Yard into a regional transportation hub and fears this toll increase will immediately and negatively impact all New Yorkers and stifle new job creation while the economy is still fragile.

"At a time when our state needs to remove barriers to development and not add to them, this toll hike will only make it more difficult for job creation and impose an extra fee on consumers," Ceretto said. "I look forward to speaking at the public hearing (Thursday) to address this serious issue and hopefully encourage the Thruway Authority to reconsider this ill-timed and unwarranted extra fee."

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