Cuomo Wants No Thruway Toll Hikes Until 2020

SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) -
A New York State Thruway toll plaza in Albany. (AP Photo/Mike Groll)
A New York State Thruway toll plaza in Albany. (AP Photo/Mike Groll)

Gov. Andrew Cuomo wants to keep tolls flat on the New York State Thruway until at least 2020.

The Democratic governor announced the idea Wednesday as he continues to unveil his 2016 agenda ahead of his State of the State address next week in Albany.

Cuomo is also proposing to eliminate Thruway tolls altogether for vehicles involved in agriculture, a move that he said would help farmers bring their goods to market.

He also wants to give a tax credit to residents and businesses who use the Thruway the most. Passenger vehicle owners who pay $50 or more in tolls and commercial drivers who pay between $100 and $9,999 in annual tolls would be eligible.

Cuomo is also calling for $2 billion in funding to replace and upgrade bridges and pave state and local roads.