The gas prices are still very high and before we know it, summer will be here and we are going to want to travel. Not only will we have to worry about gas prices, but the New York State Thruway isn't cheap to drive. One lawmaker is proposing a bill that would make the NY Thruway toll-free this summer.
If you travel the New York State Thruway, you know it can get pretty expensive. There may be some relief in sight. There is legislation to give the Thruway tolls a break and to offset the high gas prices. Not only will it help motorists, but it will also help with local tourism.
If you have traveled the New York State Thruway at all, you know that there are many rest areas closed. A lot of them only have gas available and no restrooms. If you are traveling during the Christmas holiday with children, it's only going to get more difficult. These Thruway rest area renovations will go well into 2023.
It is officially construction season and with more people heading out on the roadways, it's important to reinforce the safety of those working on our highways and streets across the state. New York State Police have launched Operation Hardhat.
We always love stopping at the rest areas on the New York State Thruway because throughout the spring and summer we pick up local and delicious fresh farm foods. The New York Thruway Authority is looking for local farmers to showcase and sell their products at rest areas throughout the state.