Thruway Authority (N.Y.) refusing to release records

WIVB News 4 Investigates wants to know how the New York State Thruway Authority is spending some of its toll money. Last December News 4 filed a New York Freedom of Information Law request asking to see the last three years of expenses for the agency’s top executives and the authority’s board of directors.

However, even nearly seven months later, the Thruway Authority has refused to release records that News 4 believes should be public. The records are related to the expenses of the board and executives who run the authority.

Drivers spoken to said they share our frustration. “That does not surprise me at all. Government transparency is the buzzword of politicians, but it means absolutely nothing,” said driver Matt Williams. “Good luck with [getting] that information,” Robert Minick said. “It sounds like Washington here; keep it a secret,” driver Dave Braley suggested. Continue>>>