Even the most seemingly insignificant mail box can play a pivotal roll in bringing about change. Be heard today and write your elected officials!

Even the most seemingly insignificant mail box can play a pivotal roll in bringing about change. Be heard today and write your elected officials!

Letter Drive:

The power of a letter from a concerned citizen writing their government must not be underestimated. Join us today in writing your elected officials and demand action.

 

Name
Phone Number (Optional)
Street Address
City, Zip Code


Date

The Honorable Andrew M. Cuomo
Governor of New York State
NYS State Capitol Building
Albany, NY 12224


Honorable Governor Cuomo,
I am writing you today on behalf of the people of Western New York. I am a concerned citizen who wishes to see resolution brought about to the Grand Island Toll Barriers.
     As you know, the imposition of the tolls has a tremendous impact on the region. Economically, it disproportionately affects the impoverished who EZ-Pass is largely inaccessible to, occurring to the tune of $520.00 annually. Personally, it perpetuates uncertainty as hard working commuters have to wonder every day not if, but how long, the traffic jam at the tolls will be. Financially, it puts the region at a disadvantage as tourism and commercial traffic alike are subjected to what amounts to added taxation on their travels. I can only imagine the negative impact this toll will have on the future NYS Visitor Center which was recently announced for the Island. Truly, this impediment to progress reaches far beyond the scope of merely paying $1 to cross a waterway.
     And so I am asking you, as the Governor of this fair State, to champion the people of Western New York by ordering the removal of the tolls outright. And if in your judgement, you deem this not possible, then I implore you to name Grand Island as the next site for implementation of cashless tolls. Much the same as you already have downstate at the Tappan Zee Bridge and
Harriman tolls.
     As my elected Governor, I believe in you personally and your office’s ability to put an end to this impasse once and for all. I respectfully await your response.


Yours in waiting,



Name
WNY for Grand Island Toll Barrier Removal

cc:
Kathleen Hochul - Lieutenant Governor

Bill Finch - Acting Executive Director of the New York State Thruway Authority
Joanne M. Mahoney - Chair, Thruway Board of Directors
Dani Lever - Governor’s Office Press Secretary
Sam Hoyt – Regional President – Western NY, Finger Lakes, Central & Southern Tier
Chris Jacobs – New York State Senator (60th District)
Robert Ortt – New York State Senator (62nd District)
Angelo Morinello – New York State Assemblyman (District 145)
Robin Schimminger - New York State Assemblyman (District 140)
Brian Higgins – United States Congressman
Byron Brown -
 Mayor, City Buffalo
Paul Dyster – Mayor, City of Niagara Falls
Rick Davis – Mayor, City of Tonawanda
Nate McMurray – Supervisor, Town of Grand Island
Joseph Emminger – Supervisor, Town of Tonawanda

 

ADDRESSES:
 

The Honorable Andrew M. Cuomo
Governor of New York State
NYS State Capitol Building
Albany, NY 12224

NYS THRUWAY AUTHORITY
ADMINISTRATIVE HEADQUARTERS

(Attn: Joanne M. Mahoney)
200 Southern Blvd.
P.O. Box 189
Albany, NY 12201-0189

NYS THRUWAY AUTHORITY
ADMINISTRATIVE HEADQUARTERS
(Attn: Bill Finch)
200 Southern Blvd.
P.O. Box 189
Albany, NY 12201-0189


The Honorable Kathleen Hochul
Lieutenant Governor of New York State
NYS State Capitol Building
Albany, NY 12224


The Honorable Andrew M. Cuomo
(Attn: Dani Lever)
Governor of New York State
NYS State Capitol Building
Albany, NY 12224


Senator Chris Jacobs, 60th Senate District
65 Court Street
Rm 213
Buffalo, NY 14202

Senator Robert Ortt
175 Walnut Street, Suite 6
Lockport, NY 14094


Angelo Morinello, Assemblyman
800 Main Street, Suite 2C
Niagara Falls, NY 14301
716-282-6062

Robin Schimminger, Assemblyman
3514 Delaware Avenue
Kenmore, NY 14217
716-873-2540

Brian Higgins, Congressman
Larkin at Exchange
726 Exchange Street, Suite 601
Buffalo, NY 14210


Paul Dyster, Mayor
P.O. Box 69
Niagara Falls, NY 14302-0069


Byron Brown, Mayor
65 Niagara Square; Room 201
Buffalo, NY 14202


Nate McMurray, Supervisor
2255 Baseline Rd.
Grand Island, NY 14072

Joseph Emminger, Supervisor
2919 Delaware Ave.
Room 11
Kenmore, NY14217

Rick Davis, Mayor
200 Niagara St.
Tonawanda, NY 14150
 

Sam Hoyt, Regional President
Empire State Development Corporation

388 Porter Avenue
Buffalo, NY 14201