New York State Thruway Authority

The Grand Island Toll Plaza on the 190-N. March 28, 2018. Cashless tolling will begin on March 30 during the overnight hours (WBEN Photo/Mike Baggerman)
ALBANY, N.Y. (WBEN) - Cash toll collection will resume along the New York State Thruway's ticketed system Wednesday night at 11:59pm. The Thruway Authority suspended cash tolls on March 22 due to the Covid pandemic. It was not a free pass for those drivers. For customers who traveled the Thruway...
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December 20, 2019 - 5:54 am
Albany, N.Y. (WBEN) - If you want to avoid a 30% increase in toll rates across the New York State Thruway system, the easy answer is get E-ZPass. During its board meeting, the NYS Thruway Authority approved a proposed toll increase of 30% for travelers who use the nearly 600 mile stretch of highway...
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Tim Wenger
September 26, 2019 - 11:48 am
Silver Creek, N.Y. (WBEN) - After years of neglect and disrepair, the New York State Thruway section that cuts through the Seneca Nation land in southern Erie County is now under reconstruction. The project was made possible following an agreement between the Seneca Nation and New York State that...
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Tom Puckett
February 02, 2018 - 5:20 pm
Albany, NY (WBEN) After the Federal Highway Administration threatened to pull $14 million in funding from New York State, the state has announced it will do away with those "I Love NY" signs you see along the Thruway. Federal officials told Democratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo to remove them because they...
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Tom Puckett
February 02, 2018 - 2:40 pm
Grand Island, NY (WBEN) The Thruway Authority has launched a discount program for new EZ Pass users for the month of February. It's in the hopes of getting drivers ready for cashless tolling on Grand Island next month. The authority says drivers who buy a Thruway E-ZPass On-The-Go tag and register...
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Dave Debo
August 28, 2017 - 5:46 am
(WBEN) Now that state officials have announced plans to get rid of the toll barriers and go all electronic at the Grand Island Bridges, the push is on to have a similar "drive now, pay later " system at the Lackawanna and Williamsville barriers, and the effort just might get a boost from a template...
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March 15, 2017 - 3:36 am
(WBEN) A ban on tractor trailers using the NYS Thruway and some of the feeder Interstate roads that run into it is likely to be lifted late Wednesday morning and Lt Gov. Kathy Hochul says the NY State of Emergency could be lifted "At any time". "There's a conversation going on as we speak, Hochul...
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March 14, 2017 - 7:41 am
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) - New York state has banned tractor-trailers from most of its major interstate highways, including the entire length of the 570-mile Thruway system from New York City to the Pennsylvania border in western New York. Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced the ban Tuesday morning as a major...
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