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The New York State Thruway Authority has made an overture toward the Seneca Nation in the continuing dispute over roadwork on a stretch of Thruway the runs through Seneca terrority.

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Lt. Gov. Kathy Hochul says motorists on the New York State Thruway "deserve better."

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The New York State Thruway Authority Board of Directors has approved a Design-Build team to install cashless tolling along the Thruway. The governor says the $355.3 million investment will make the Thruway system safer, greener and less congested for the some 267 million motorists that travel the superhighway each year.

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Despite a tractor trailer ban on several upstate thruways, several truckers are still being spotted on roads like the I-190. A jackknifed semi-trailer blocked the Niagara Thruway southbound at exit 3 earlier this morning. However, many are staying put and stops on both sides of the border continue to fill up.

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A crash involving 21 vehicles on the New York State Thruway led to the closure of all eastbound lanes Wednesday afternoon.

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It is back to federal court for the Seneca Nation and New York State, this time over three miles of state Thruway running across the Cattaraugus Territory.


Seneca Nation sues over Thruway access

Apr 12, 2018
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Embroiled in a dispute over casino revenue and cigarette taxes, the Seneca Nation of Indians is adding another item to their list of grievances against New York State, claiming in a lawsuit that New York State Thruway access across the Seneca Nation land was  was never properly approved.

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The State of New York has announced a $66.4 million plan to repair and upgrade a stretch of the Thruway in Erie County.

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Grand Island reviewed its proposed master plan Wednesday night, as it considers whether the more than two-decade-old plan will well serve in the future.

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A truck driver from Saratoga County has pleaded guilty to killing an assistant professor of nursing at the University at Buffalo.

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One driver says he couldn't see anything in a snow whiteout, but could hear the bangs of a series of vehicles colliding on the New York State Thruway Tuesday afternoon - until it was his own truck. One person died and another is in critical condition in a chain-reaction crash that authorities say involved dozens of vehicles and closed eastbound lanes well into the night.

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High speed cashless tolling on the New York State Thruway could do more than help the environment. Removing toll barriers could also help boost economic development across the region. 

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Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Thursday opens the first span of the new Thruway bridge over the Hudson River, known as the Tappan Zee Bridge and to be renamed the Gov. Mario Cuomo Bridge. But questions still linger over how, ultimately, the bridge will be paid for.

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The Thruway Authority is being nudged by state auditors to develop a better plan to meet future costs.

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New York State agencies are spending hundreds of millions of dollars to get rid of the toll booths on roads, bridges and tunnels around New York City, while increasing security. Local leaders say, if they can do it there, why not here?


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The victim in the deadly crash along the Thruway during yesterday's afternoon commute has been identified.

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The New York Thruway Authority says bridge and highway tolls won't increase in 2016. 

NY DOT commissioner addresses storm preparedness

Sep 29, 2015
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The new commissioner of New York State's Department of Transportation says one can never prepare too early for a weather-related emergency. He was in Buffalo speaking to a room filled with transportation and emergency response officials, who are already looking ahead to the arrival of winter storms.


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Gov. Andrew Cuomo says the 132-mile section of the Thruway closed since Tuesday because of a massive lake-effect snow storm in western New York will reopen Friday afternoon with restrictions.  

Lake-effect snows hammer southtowns

Nov 18, 2014
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Heavy Lake Effect snows hammered areas south of Buffalo overnight. It has  been an extremely difficult Tuesday morning for some motorists who have been literally stranded on the Thruway.

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Given the severe weather that is moving in to the region, officials in charge of maintaining the region's highways are advising motorists to avoid all unnecessary travel.

Heavy snow making travel treacherous

Dec 11, 2013

A strong lake-effect storm is dumping snow on communities south of Buffalo and wreaking havoc on travel in the region.

New measures are being put in place to prevent Thruway crashes involving wrong-way drivers.

The last long weekend of the 2013 summer is upon us and it should be a busy one on highways across the region and the country.

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In a push to eliminate what some drivers call a commuter tax on local residents, Rep. Brian Higgins is leading a fight to eliminate a 15-cent Thruway toll just outside of Buffalo.

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A local member of the Native American community is warning of a possible demonstration against the governor's proposed casino in Western New York.


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Western New York's winter weather appears ready to live up to its severe reputation over the coming days. 

Snow may slow travel on busy holiday weekend

Dec 21, 2012
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With winter weather in the forecast and holiday traffic expected to be heavy, the State Thruway Authority is taking steps to keep the highway clear for drivers. 

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Under pressure from Governor Cuomo, the State Thruway Authority has backed off on plans for a 45-percent toll increase for trucks.

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The Thruway Authority's proposal for a 45 percent toll hike on large trucks drew very limited support Thursday night during a public hearing in the Buffalo and Erie County Public Library auditorium.

Thruway Authority Executive Director Thomas Madison says the  increased revenue is needed. He also says the trucks do far more damage to the roadway than do cars -- 10,000 times more damage.

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