Continuing his efforts to keep our roadways safe, Senator Mike Nozzolio is working to address the dangers of distracted driving, a potentially fatal driving habit where drivers engage in activities like text messaging or talking on cell phones behind the wheel. The State Senate Transportation Committee, on which Senator Nozzolio serves as a member, today held a public hearing to discuss Statewide solutions to this dangerous driving practice.
In another strongly worded message to the New York State Thruway Authority, State Senator Mike Nozzolio condemned the proposed 45% toll increase for commercial vehicles calling it disastrous to New York's economy.
"There is no question," said Senator Nozzolio, "that all businesses will suffer if this proposed toll increase is allowed." Senator Nozzolio has urged all the members of the New York State Thruway Authority, to reconsider their proposal to implement the toll increase.
New York State Senator Mike Nozzolio announced the New York State Thruway Authority’s proposed 45% toll increase for commercial vehicles has been dropped. Today, The State Thruway Authority withdrew its disastrous plan to raise highway tolls on trucks and other commercial traffic.
“The Thruway Authority’s decision not to implement the proposed toll hike is a major victory for New York’s businesses and consumers.” said Senator Nozzolio, " There is no question that all businesses would suffer if this proposed toll increase has been allowed and the increase in transportation costs for consumer goods would have inevitably been passed on to individuals and families in our communities."