The state Thruway Authority said it will have free coffee and hot tea at its 27 travel plazas starting at 11 p.m. on New Year’s Eve through 7 a.m.
It’s the latest act of goodwill by the embattled Thruway Authority. It was heavily knocked when it considered a 45 percent toll increase on trucks earlier this year.
Last week, it announced it would not move forward with the toll increase.
“This New Year’s Eve tradition in partnership with Thruway Travel Plaza operators is intended to remind motorists to take breaks to prevent drowsy driving on the Thruway and other roadways,” said Thruway Authority executive director Thomas Madison.