If you travel the New York State Thruway, it’s possible that you may be paying more for tolls.

Exit 24 Toll Booths - NYS Thruway
Exit 24 Toll Booths - NYS Thruway - Google Street View

It hasn’t been officially announced, but there’s a proposed budget for 2015 that could prove the increase to be a reality. It’s possible that over the next few years, we could see an increase of up to 44 percent.

Besides rising operating costs, there’s one soar subject for people of the Albany area. Some of the increases will include replacement of the Tappan Zee Bridge which is downstate. Assemblyman Jim Tedisco voiced his concern and doesn’t believe that drivers from the Capital Region should have to pay for the downstate bridge.

According to the story on CBS 6 Albany, the President of the Empire Center, EJ McMahon believes that there may be toll increases exclusively for the Tappan Zee Bridge, combined with some other minor toll increases on the Thruway.

We may find out more about the possible Thruway toll situation on Monday after the Thruway Authority meets to discuss and go over the budget for 2015.

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