New York State Thruway Authority http://wrvo.org en Sand, salt, beet juice? http://wrvo.org/post/sand-salt-beet-juice <p></p><p>The winter months can pose a headache for drivers navigating the roads after a snow storm. Plowing can only do so much and too often a slick, hard pack of snow and ice can cover streets making them dangerous&nbsp;to drive.</p><p>So what are road crews trying now? Beet juice.</p><p>It’s not used everywhere, but it is catching on. The New York State Thruway Authority is one of several state agencies pre-treating and treating roads with and mixture of beet juice extract and brine water.</p> Thu, 26 Dec 2013 12:06:00 +0000 Jenna Flanagan 48997 at http://wrvo.org Sand, salt, beet juice? Union, advocates, push back on Canal Corporation layoffs http://wrvo.org/post/union-advocates-push-back-canal-corporation-layoffs <p>The <a href="http://www.thruway.ny.gov/index.shtml" target="_blank">New York Thruway Authority's</a> decision to layoff 234 staff as part of a strategy to address its financial predicament includes the loss of 42 canal workers who maintain 57 locks along <a href="http://innovationtrail.org/post/exploring-continent-who-needs-sails-when-you-have-sun" target="_blank">the 524-mile length of the Erie Canal that connects the Hudson River to Lake Erie</a> in the west. Wed, 20 Feb 2013 06:40:00 +0000 Ryan Delaney & Matthew Leonard 33519 at http://wrvo.org Union, advocates, push back on Canal Corporation layoffs Thruway cancels plans to raise tolls on trucks http://wrvo.org/post/thruway-cancels-plans-raise-tolls-trucks <p><strong>Updated: Tues. 2:55 p.m. with correction.</strong></p><p>The New York Thruway Authority has rescinded a controversial 45 percent truck toll hike proposal, saying it intends to cut costs instead. Mon, 17 Dec 2012 23:01:00 +0000 Karen DeWitt 30682 at http://wrvo.org Thruway cancels plans to raise tolls on trucks Will Thruway Authority finally vote on truck toll hikes? http://wrvo.org/post/will-thruway-authority-finally-vote-truck-toll-hikes <p>The New York State Thruway Authority board is scheduled to meet again next Monday. But there’s still uncertainty whether they will finally act on a proposal to raise truck tolls. Tue, 11 Dec 2012 13:52:33 +0000 Karen DeWitt 30370 at http://wrvo.org Should Thruway Authority merge with transportation department? http://wrvo.org/post/should-thruway-authority-merge-transportation-department <p>The leader of the New York state Assembly Republicans is proposing to do away with the state’s Thruway Authority and merge it into the state Department of Transportation, in an attempt to avoid excessive toll hikes. Mon, 03 Dec 2012 14:00:15 +0000 Karen DeWitt 29976 at http://wrvo.org Thruway authority pulls back on toll hike vote for now http://wrvo.org/post/thruway-authority-pulls-back-toll-hike-vote-now <p>After canceling two meetings where a proposed 45 percent toll hike on trucks was believed to be voted on, the New York State Thruway Authority now says it needs more time to consider options before going ahead with the controversial proposal. Tue, 13 Nov 2012 21:20:03 +0000 Karen DeWitt 29070 at http://wrvo.org Thruway Authority to meet after delay http://wrvo.org/post/thruway-authority-meet-after-delay <p>The New York State Thruway Authority will hold a meeting Tuesday, after postponing a meeting scheduled for Friday afternoon. While there’s no official agenda, opponents of a toll hike on trucks believe the board will vote on the issue at the meeting. Mon, 12 Nov 2012 21:01:00 +0000 Karen DeWitt 28992 at http://wrvo.org Thruway board expected to vote on truck toll hike http://wrvo.org/post/thruway-board-expected-vote-truck-toll-hike <p>The New York State Thruway Authority has scheduled a board meeting for Friday afternoon.&nbsp; There is no public agenda yet, but it is believed that the board will consider a 45 percent increase in truck tolls. Fri, 09 Nov 2012 10:25:00 +0000 Karen DeWitt 28844 at http://wrvo.org Thruway board expected to vote on truck toll hike Group sees thruway meeting delay as hopeful sign http://wrvo.org/post/group-sees-thruway-meeting-delay-hopeful-sign <p>The New York State Thruway Board has not yet scheduled a new meeting, after postponing their most recent gathering. The Thruway Authority is considering a toll hike on trucks. Opponents of the toll increase see the delay as a good sign.<br> Mon, 17 Sep 2012 13:48:42 +0000 Karen DeWitt 26102 at http://wrvo.org Assembly holds hearing on Thruway Toll Hike Plan http://wrvo.org/post/assembly-holds-hearing-thruway-toll-hike-plan <p>The first of two Assembly hearings on the New York State Thruway Authority’s proposed truck toll increase was held in Albany Wednesday.<br><br>Several Assembly Republicans, who are in the minority party in that house, held a hearing on the 45 percent toll increase for trucks proposed by the Cuomo administration’s Thruway Authority. Thu, 06 Sep 2012 13:01:13 +0000 Karen DeWitt 25559 at http://wrvo.org Thruway toll hike hearing draws a large, diverse crowd http://wrvo.org/post/thruway-toll-hike-hearing-draws-large-diverse-crowd <p>A proposal to raise New York State Thruway tolls 45 percent for large trucks brought out dozens of people to a hearing in Syracuse Friday.</p><p>Some of those testifying suggested there will be political reprisals if the authority goes ahead with the increases, which would bring rates for large trucks in line with what passenger cars pay.</p><p> Fri, 17 Aug 2012 20:25:08 +0000 Ellen Abbott 24554 at http://wrvo.org Thruway toll hike hearing draws a large, diverse crowd