highway tolls

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New York is cracking down on chronic toll evaders with a plan to yank their vehicle registrations.

3/10/14 Panel

Mar 10, 2014

    

  Today's panelists are WAMC’s Alan Chartock, WAMC’s Ray Graf, and University at Albany Journalism Professor and Investigative Reporter, Rosemary Armao.

Topics include:
Missing Jet
Ukraine Update
Romney?
Keystone Poll
Toll Program

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A national trucking group has filed a federal lawsuit challenging the diversion of New York Thruway tolls for state canal maintenance.

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.

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.

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HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — The issue of highway tolls in Connecticut is back on the legislature's agenda.

The Hearst Connecticut Media Group reports that lawmakers are again considering tolls to raise money as a special transportation fund established decades ago to fix roads and bridges is depleted by officials looking for money.