highway tolls

The Roundtable
9:00 am
Mon March 10, 2014

3/10/14 Panel


  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:
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Ukraine Update
Keystone Poll
Toll Program

New York News
4:31 pm
Thu November 14, 2013

Truckers Sue Over NY Thruway Tolls To Canal System

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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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New England News
8:29 am
Mon January 21, 2013

Legislature again mulls tolls on Conn. highways

Connecticut State Capitol in Hartford
Credit Matthew Trump


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.

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