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Statement from The Business Council on New York Thruway Tolls

by jmaloni

Press release

Tue, Dec 18th 2012 09:20 am

(readMedia)"The Business Council is pleased that there will not be an increase in Thruways tolls on commercial vehicles," said Heather Briccetti, president and CEO of The Business Council of New York State Inc. "Given New York's current economy and the need to create and retain private-sector jobs, we applaud Gov. Cuomo for his efforts to work with the Thruway Authority and resolve this issue by consolidation and cost management, not a toll increase. This action is another example of the governor's continued commitment to improve New York's economy by controlling costs rather than by increasing taxes and fees.

"This decision by the Thruway Authority will keep New York's toll costs competitive when compared to neighboring states like Pennsylvania, New Jersey and Massachusetts, and avoid an unnecessary cost burden on businesses and consumers that rely on the trucking industry."

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