The New York Thruway Authority has already held public hearings in Buffalo, Syracuse and Newburgh; however, group of Republican Assemblymen have set up their own independent hearing in Albany today 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
The hearing will take place at Alfred E. Smith Building and is open to the public.
“Executives from the Price Chopper grocery store chain, Family Danz and Capital Region truckers will protest a potential 45 percent hike in Thruway tolls at a hearing in Albany today,” the Business Review reported.
According to New York Assemblyman George Amedore Jr., the proposed 45% toll hike would add an extra 10 cents per mile for trucking companies that frequent the state.
“Among the businesses testifying include Price Chopper, of Schenectady; Bonded Concrete, of Watervliet; Family Danz heating and cooling; Gomez Electrical Contractors; and Warren W. Fane Inc., a wholesale gravel and sand business in Troy,” the Business Review stated.