In a letter to the New York State Thruway Authority, Gov. Andrew Cuomo requested to convene a task force of Thruway, state, federal and local officials to explore ways to reduce toll increases.

New York’s governor said the projected 2017 toll scheduled based on the $5.2 billion estimated cost for the new Tappan Zee bridge is too high. Round trip cash toll is estimated to be $14 under the new, transit-capable bridge plan.

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