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Letter: Other states do fine without highway tolls

Other states do fine without highway tolls

Having driven to North Carolina four times in the last six years, I agree with everything written in the recent letter “Why are New York drivers still paying Thruway tolls?” about the writer’s trip South and our New York State Thruway.

I might also add that since retiring, I have driven through 11 states to visit my son at two Army bases, one in Kansas and another in Texas. I only pay a toll in New York. The other 10 states have plenty of entrances and exits, and businesses along the highways. What does New York do with all that toll money, and how do other states do without it?

Maybe the tolls, along with our higher gas prices and state income tax, are what the governor uses to lure people to New York.

Dick Wiegert

Tonawanda