By Jason Weinstein. You could have a smoother and less costly ride on Upstate roads. In advance of next week's State of the State and Budget Address Governor Cuomo Wednesday unveiled a multi-year, $22 billion infrastructure plan.
The plan includes $1 billion to replace and maintain bridges, $1 billion to pave up to 1,300 miles of roads, and $500 million to better prepare roads for extreme weather, such as flooding.
Also included in the plan is a freeze on tolls for the Thruway. Plus tax credits to lessen the cost for passenger, business, and commercial vehicles using E-Z Pass. And, vehicles owned by farmers using E-ZPass and used to bring farm goods to market would have tolls eliminated completely through a 100 percent credit.