Andrew M. Cuomo, Governor
Robert L. Megna, Budget Director
Agency Web Site: http://www.thruway.ny.gov/index.shtml
The Thruway Authority operates a 570-mile highway system, including the 426-mile mainline from Buffalo to New York City. Through its subsidiary, the Canal Corporation, the Authority maintains, operates, develops and makes capital improvements to the 524-mile navigable waterway, which includes 57 locks, 17 lift bridges, numerous dams, reservoirs and water control structures.
The Authority's 2013 annual operating and capital budget, including Canal Corporation activities, totals $977 million.
While Thruway Authority and Canal Corporation programs are overwhelmingly supported by Authority funds, the Executive Budget includes approximately $85 million in funding assistance for the Thruway Authority. This support eliminates the need for a substantial commercial toll increase. The components of the funding include State takeover of personnel costs of the Division of State Police Troop T that patrols the Thruway, a waiver of certain annual billings due from the Authority to the State, and funding a portion of operating expenses undertaken by the Thruway on behalf of the State.
The Executive Budget also recommends the annual $2 million appropriation for the Canal System Development Fund. Revenues collected from canal tolls and other user fees are deposited into the Canal System Development Fund and, in accordance with the State Constitution, are used exclusively for the canals.
For more information on this agency's budget recommendations located in the Executive Budget Briefing Book, click on the following link:
Note: Most recent estimates as of 01/22/2013