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AAA Western and Central New York in favor of cashless tolling

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Tue, Aug 22nd 2017 05:30 pm
AAA of Western and Central New York released this statement regarding Gov. Andrew Cuomo's announcement the New York State Thruway Authority is moving forward with the implementation of cashless tolling at the Grand Island bridges.
"AAA applauds efforts by the New York State Thruway Authority to move forward with the implementation of cashless tolling at the Grand Island bridges. AAA believes that toll authorities should utilize high-speed electronic toll collection systems to minimize traffic congestion, increase safety, and speed traffic flow. Where such systems are in place, AAA believes that motorists' right to privacy should be protected.
"AAA supports traffic management strategies such as expedited passage over bridges that provide tangible commuting advantages.
"When it comes to travel and tourism, car rental companies should clearly and conspicuously disclose to customers their policies and procedures regarding the use of cashless tolling facilities and the use of electronic toll transponders. Any administrative fees or surcharges should be fair and transparent.
"Thank you to our elected officials and community leaders who supported the cashless tolling initiative in Grand Island."
As upstate New York's largest member services organization, AAA provides nearly 860,000 members with travel, insurance, financial and automotive-related services. Since its founding in 1900, AAA has been a leading advocate for the safety and security of all travelers. Visit AAA at www.AAA.com.

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