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October 13, 2020

This notice, including more details on new toll rates, can be read in full on the Thruway Authority’s web site at: http://www.thruway.ny.gov/news/adjustment/index.html

 

Due to COVID-19 and for the safety of our staff and our customers, the New York State Thruway Authority will hold three virtual public hearings regarding a proposal to adjust tolls and other changes that support the statewide conversion to cashless tolling.

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The virtual public hearings will be held:

  • Tuesday, Oct. 13, 2020, 2 p.m. – 4 p.m.
  • Wednesday, Oct. 14, 2020, 4 p.m. – 6 p.m.
  • Thursday, Oct. 15, 2020, 6 p.m. – 8 p.m.

The meetings will be held virtually through Cisco WebEx events and streamed live online with a link at thruway.ny.gov.
Individuals who do not wish to participate in the virtual public hearings may also submit comments by:

  • Mail:
    Toll Comments
    c/o Legal Department
    New York State Thruway Authority
    200 Southern Blvd.
    P.O. Box 189
    Albany, NY 12201-0189

In order to provide comments at the hearing, registration is required.

Individuals who wish to comment during the virtual public hearing should call 518-471-5300 from 9 a.m. – 5 p.m., Monday – Friday or email public.info@thruway.ny.gov to pre-register. Thruway Authority staff will assign individual’s speaking times and will try to accommodate specific requests. Please provide your name, phone number and valid email address when registering.

Those who pre-register to speak will receive an email confirming their speaking time and instructions on how to participate the day of the event.

If you were not able to pre-register, you may still call 518-471-5300 during the virtual public hearing to sign up. You will be sent an email confirmation with login instructions.

Speakers should use the WebEx link provided in the confirmation emails you receive to log into the hearing a minimum of 15 minutes before the scheduled speaking time. Speakers will be given a maximum of five minutes to comment. Comments should be limited to the toll adjustment proposal.

Speakers will be able to watch the entire hearing via the WebEx link when logged in or they have the option to use the live webcast link found on the Thruway’s website: thruway.ny.gov.

The hearing will begin with opening comments by the panelists and then the host will call the names of the speakers in order. The host may contact speakers by message using the chat box feature in WebEx so please keep an eye on it and be ready for your turn. The host will announce the next speaker’s name and unmute your line when it’s your turn to speak. Video of the speakers will not be shown during the hearing.

Attendees wishing to provide comments will not be permitted to phone in. All comments made at the public hearing must be made through the WebEx Event platform.

Anyone who disrupts the hearing or fails to observe common courtesy will be muted or removed from the hearing at the host’s discretion. We thank you in advance for your patience and cooperation.

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