Thruway Cuts Workforce

Jan 30, 2013

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The New York State Thruway Authority is planning to layoff 234 of its nearly 3-thousand member staff.

Thruway officials say The layoffs — which would have to follow civil-service laws and union regulations on seniority — would save the authority about $20 million.

The announcement comes just months after Thruway officials, facing a public backlash,  scrapped  plans to raise truck tolls by 45%.

The Albany Times-Union says employees have been notified and the layoffs are expected to occur “in the coming months”cuts will include both Thruway and Erie Canal employees.