Mike Fisher (mfisher) wrote,
Mike Fisher

Thruway Revenue Alternatives

It's wonderful to see how fluid and adaptive the New York State Thruway Authority is in protecting its revenue streams. A mere two days after announcing that in January and February, passenger volume decreased 2.5% and commercial volume dropped 13% compared to the previous year, the NYSTA is offering a workaround (conveniently couched as a safety measure): increased cell phone use enforcement.

Undiscussed by R News is analysis of how the 5% increase in toll prices enacted this year could have affected use.

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