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"Unprecedented" drop in NYS Thruway toll revenue, traffic due to COVID-19

Posted at 10:55 PM, May 12, 2020
and last updated 2020-05-12 22:55:22-04

BUFFALO, N.Y. (WKBW) — The coronavirus pandemic is having an "unprecedented" impact on the New York State Thruway, according to officials.

The Thruway Authority reports toll revenue has dropped 36 percent from March 8 through the end of April, compared to the same time in 2019.

The amount of traffic has also seen a sharp decline, down 48 percent since this time last year.

The information was released during a Thruway Authority board meeting telephone conference Tuesday.