For Immediate Release: 2/9/2016
Contact: Emma Lasch | firstname.lastname@example.org
Office of Media Relations and Communications | (518) 471-5300
THRUWAY AUTHORITY ANNOUNCES UPDATED DISCOUNT RATE FOR CANADIAN CURRENCY AT TOLL PLAZAS
New Rate Effective Saturday, Feb. 13
The Thruway Authority today announced an updated discount rate of 35 percent for Canadian currency at all toll plazas along the Thruway beginning Saturday, Feb. 13. The Canadian dollar is now valued at 35 percent less than the U.S. dollar. For example, a toll of $1 U.S will be $1.54 Canadian at Thruway toll plazas. This update will allow for a fair exchange rate in areas closer to the Canadian border.
A toll paid with Canadian currency of any amount less than one dollar will be accepted without discount and any necessary change will be given in Canadian, if available. If one dollar or more of Canadian currency is tendered, it will be discounted at the current rate of the whole dollar amount (35 percent).
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Updated on 2/9/2016 at 12:19 p.m.