Last week, the Thruway Authority postponed — for the second time — a board meeting at which it was expected to approve an unconscionable 45% increase on truck tolls. Unshackle Upstate has been outspoken in calling for the Thruway Authority to instead take a hard look at its spending and current practices through a forensic audit.
We recognize how important the Thruway is to the state’s economy. But Upstate businesses cannot survive a new $90 million hidden tax, either. Let’s hope the Thruway Authority comes up with a better option that includes a forensic audit.