NYS Thruway http://wamc.org en Truckers Sue Over NY Thruway Tolls To Canal System http://wamc.org/post/truckers-sue-over-ny-thruway-tolls-canal-system <p></p><p>A national trucking group has filed a federal lawsuit challenging the diversion of New York Thruway tolls for state canal maintenance.</p><p>American Trucking Associations says it sued Thursday in the Southern District of New York, claiming that the inflated commercial tolls violate truckers' constitutional rights under the Commerce Clause. The truckers want the practice to stop.</p><p>Legislation switching the Canal System to the Thruway Authority was enacted in 1992. The trucking group claims that the authority spent more than $100 million of toll money on the canals last year.</p> Thu, 14 Nov 2013 21:31:45 +0000 Dave Lucas 77810 at http://wamc.org Truckers Sue Over NY Thruway Tolls To Canal System NY Thruway to lay off 234 workers, cite hard times http://wamc.org/post/ny-thruway-lay-234-workers-cite-hard-times <p>ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — The New York State Thruway Authority is planning 234 layoffs to help shore up its finances, but no toll increases are planned.<br><br>Thruway spokesman Dan Weiller says the layoffs of full-time workers will be in all regions, including the Albany headquarters. The authority employs 29,068 workers.<br><br>Weiller says no toll increases of any type are planned.</p> Thu, 31 Jan 2013 01:12:08 +0000 Associated Press 56883 at http://wamc.org NY Thruway to lay off 234 workers, cite hard times Updated Tappan Zee Bridge plans presented at Valhalla public forum http://wamc.org/post/updated-tappan-zee-bridge-plans-presented-valhalla-public-forum <p>VALHALLA – Updated plans and costs to construct the new Tappan Zee Bridge were presented to the public Tuesday night at a forum at Mount Pleasant Town Hall in Valhalla.</p><p>Brian Conybeare, the special advisor to the governor on the bridge project, presenting updated plans and figures on the bridge, which will begin construction this year.</p><p> Wed, 23 Jan 2013 12:49:15 +0000 Hank Gross 56305 at http://wamc.org Updated Tappan Zee Bridge plans presented at Valhalla public forum NY troopers to drivers: Move over for tow trucks http://wamc.org/post/ny-troopers-drivers-move-over-tow-trucks <p></p><p>CHEEKTOWAGA, N.Y. (AP) — State police, the Thruway Authority and towing companies are reminding motorists in New York about the law that requires drivers to change lanes or slow down when approaching roadside vehicles with flashing lights.</p><p>They're holding a news conference Friday morning at the state police Thruway barracks in Cheektowaga to publicize the state's "move over" law.</p><p> Fri, 11 Jan 2013 13:58:35 +0000 Associated Press 55537 at http://wamc.org NY troopers to drivers: Move over for tow trucks