For Immediate Release: 09/22/2021
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MEDIA ADVISORY: NOTICE OF THRUWAY AUTHORITY VIRTUAL PUBLIC HEARING
The New York State Thruway Authority will hold a virtual public hearing on October 6, 2021 for the public to comment on the creation of a pilot program establishing automated speed violation monitoring systems in work zones by means of photo devices. New York State Police Troop T will also participate in the hearing. Details can be found on the Thruway Authority’s website: https://www.thruway.ny.gov/news/meetings/public-hearing.html
The meeting will be held virtually through Cisco Webex events and streamed live online at thruway.ny.gov.
On September 6, Governor Kathy Hochul signed legislation (S.4682-B/A.485-B), which establishes a demonstration program implementing speed violation monitoring systems in work zones by means of photo devices and relates to notices of liability and the adjudication of certain traffic infractions involving the use of photo monitoring devices.
Individuals may register by calling 518-471-5300, Monday – Friday from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m. or by emailing WorkZoneSpeedViolation@thruway.ny.gov
to comment during the virtual public hearing. Those who would like to provide comment will be required to submit their name, phone number and valid email address. A confirmation email will be sent to speakers with instructions on how to participate in the Webex hearing.
The virtual public hearing will be held the following date and time:
- Wednesday, October 6, 4 p.m. through 6 p.m.
On the day of the hearing, a link will be available on thruway.ny.gov for individuals who do not wish to submit comments but would like to watch the hearing.
Members of the public may also submit comments by email to WorkZoneSpeedViolation@thruway.ny.gov or mail comments to:
New York State Thruway Authority
Work Zone Speed Violation Monitoring System Program
c/o Legal Department
200 Southern Blvd.
P.O. Box 189
Albany, NY 12201-0189
Information about the legislation can be found on the Governor’s website.