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A car that was wrecked in a drunk driving accident, put on display by MADD. Photo: <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/soulfullshots/495436157/">Soulfull</a>, Creative Commons, some rights reserved
A car that was wrecked in a drunk driving accident, put on display by MADD. Photo: Soulfull, Creative Commons, some rights reserved

NY Thruway, anti-drunk-driving group tout sobriety

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) The New York State Thruway Authority and Mothers Against Drunk Driving are kicking off their annual "red ribbon" campaign against drunken driving.

Officials say 65,000 red ribbons will be handed out to Thruway drivers across New York state on Friday.  Go to full article
New York Thruway. Photo: <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/mpd01605/">MPD01605</a>, CC <a href="http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0/deed.en">some rights reserved</a>
New York Thruway. Photo: MPD01605, CC some rights reserved

Thruway authority pulls back on truck toll hike, for now

The New York Thruway Authority, after canceling two meetings where a proposed 45 percent toll hike on trucks was believed to be voted on, now says it needs more time to consider options before going ahead with the controversial proposal.  Go to full article
New York Thruway. Photo: <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/mpd01605/">MPD01605</a>, CC <a href="http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0/deed.en">some rights reserved</a>
New York Thruway. Photo: MPD01605, CC some rights reserved

NY Thruway authority postpones meeting

The New York Thruway Authority has postponed a meeting scheduled for Friday, Nov. 9, and rescheduled it for Tuesday, Nov.13. While there's no official agenda, opponents of a toll hike on trucks believe the matter will be voted on when the board meets.  Go to full article

Cuomo: No toll hike could mean Thruway Authority credit downgrade

Governor Cuomo is defending the concept of a proposed 45 percent truck toll hike on the New York Thruway. The Governor is saying that without the hike, the authority could suffer a bond rating downgrade at a critical time.  Go to full article

NY comptroller to weigh-in on toll hike

The New York State Comptroller says he'll soon be issuing his audit of the State Thruway Authority's finances, and will make some recommendations about a proposed toll hike. The comptroller spoke at a forum where he also pushed for key reforms. Karen DeWitt reports.  Go to full article

Drivers oppose proposed toll hike

One of the state's newest Assembly members teamed up with owners of a trucking firm and bus company to speak out against a proposed increase in tolls on the New York State Thruway. Karen DeWitt reports.  Go to full article

Thruway Authority could raise tolls

The State Comptroller says he wants to audit the Thruway Authority, after the agency announced it wants to raise tolls by as much as 10% starting next year. Karen DeWitt reports.  Go to full article

Thruway Authority Approves Toll Increase

The New York State Thruway Authority has recommended that Thruway tolls increase by 25 percent for passenger cars, and 35 percent for truckers, beginning next May. Karen DeWitt reports.  Go to full article

Xmas Storm Hits Herkimer County Hardest

Herkimer County is returning to normal this morning after a Christmas day snowstorm that shut down the Thruway and many local roads. The wintry blast forced holiday travelers to find shelter, but drivers had high praise for snowplow operators who scrambled to reopen major routes. Brian Mann has our story.  Go to full article

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