Cuomo calls toll hike plan 'detrimental'

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ALBANY, N.Y. — Gov. Andrew Cuomo says the Thruway Authority needs to “get creative'' to try to avoid raising tolls on the 570-mile highway.

Cuomo made the comment on Nov. 20 in an interview on an Albany radio station. He said any toll increase would be “detrimental." Business groups oppose the authority's proposed 45-percent toll hike for truckers, saying it will hurt the state's shaky economy and drive up consumer costs.

The Thruway Authority says the toll hike is needed to raise $90 million annually and keep the agency solvent.

Cuomo has defended the agency's planned toll increase in the past, saying it could face a bond rating downgrade if it didn't come up with ways to increase revenue. He said a toll increase is the last resort after everything else is explored.

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