Bill Passed To Protect NY Drivers From Cashless Toll Abuse
Cashless tolls sure are convenient, but drivers in New York state have been having issues with the program since it launched. Now with word they will be expanding the program to the entire Thruway by 2020, lawmakers are trying to ensure we're protected from predatory practices.
The Times Herald-Record reports the Toll Payer Protect Act passed the state assembly last week as the session drew to a close. Sponsored by Assemblyman Tom Abinati, the bill includes a clause that would ensure drivers get their bill within 30 days by mail. It will also require the companies responsible to launch websites with online bill paying capability.
The bill previously passed the State Senate, sponsored by Sen. David Carlucci, it now must be signed by Governor Cuomo.
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