New York reconsiders plan to raise tolls

ALBANY (Feb. 18, 2000) — The New York Thruway Authority said it will reconsider its proposed toll hike and look for other ways to pay for improvements it says is needed on the tollway, according to the Associated Press.

The report said the decision came at the request of Gov. George Pataki.

In late January, the Thruway board adopted a plan to let tolls increase by as much as 3% each year. The increases would have been determined by a 20-city building expense standard called the Construction Cost Index. The first toll increase would have been June 1 at 1.8%.

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