Magee Opposes Thruway Toll Hike

To the Editor:

(Town of Nelson, NY) I oppose the New York State Thruway Authority’s proposed 45 percent toll increase for trucks. This increase places a burden on businesses, as well as the backs of our farmers, and that is not the way to help them grow.

New York farms need access to the New York City metro area, the largest consumer marketplace in the U.S., and rely on the Thruway to do this. When transportation costs increase, struggling farmers would be forced to either pass along the costs to costumers or absorb them.

Aside from increasing the costs of doing business, this toll increase will force truckers to get off the Thruway to save money, as a result, putting them on local roads and endangering our communities. This toll increase is unacceptable.

Assemblyman Bill Magee, Nelson

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