Commercial truckers and business owners are opposing the proposed hike, as are New York local and state politicians.
NY State Assemblyman, John Ceretto says the hike may push truckers away.
The proposed increase is still in talks, and the Thruway Authority plans to hold hearings to discuss. At this point, there is no timeline as to when the increase would come into play if it was passed.
Commercial truck drivers and business owners are expected to share their concerns at these public hearings.