tappan zee bridge http://wamc.org en Critics Express Concerns Over Funding Plan Approved For Tappan Zee Bridge Project http://wamc.org/post/critics-express-concerns-over-funding-plan-approved-tappan-zee-bridge-project <p></p><p></p><p>A coalition of environmental and advocacy organizations and Assembly members met via conference call on Thursday to express their dismay over the approval by the New York State Environmental Facilities Corporation to use, for the first time, clean water funds for a transportation project. The critics say using the funds for the bridge project could have negative consequences for every community across the state. Fri, 27 Jun 2014 16:30:00 +0000 Pat Bradley 93612 at http://wamc.org Critics Express Concerns Over Funding Plan Approved For Tappan Zee Bridge Project NY Board Approves Tappan Zee Bridge Funding Plan http://wamc.org/post/ny-board-approves-tappan-zee-bridge-funding-plan <p></p><p></p><p>A New York state board has approved Governor Andrew Cuomo's plan to use $511 million in loans from a clean water fund to help finance the new Tappan Zee Bridge. Fri, 27 Jun 2014 03:15:00 +0000 Pat Bradley 93576 at http://wamc.org NY Board Approves Tappan Zee Bridge Funding Plan New NY Bridge Contract Adds 100 Jobs To Pittsfield Company http://wamc.org/post/new-ny-bridge-contract-adds-100-jobs-pittsfield-company <p>A Pittsfield-based company has been awarded a $70 million contract in the construction of the new Tappan Zee Bridge over the Hudson River.</p><p><a href="http://www.unistresscorp.com/" target="_blank">Unistress Corporation</a> has already begun hiring designers and will bring on skilled laborers, heavy equipment operators and truck drivers. Perri Petricca is the company’s president.</p><p>“We’re going to be holding job fairs starting June 23<sup>rd</sup> looking for over 100 new people and those jobs will be starting shortly thereafter,” said Petricca.</p> Thu, 12 Jun 2014 16:20:00 +0000 Jim Levulis 92439 at http://wamc.org New NY Bridge Contract Adds 100 Jobs To Pittsfield Company As Obama Lauds NY Bridge Project, Lawmakers Worry About Tolls http://wamc.org/post/obama-lauds-ny-bridge-project-lawmakers-worry-about-tolls <p>When President Obama visited Westchester Wednesday to spotlight the replacement Tappan Zee Bridge, he talked about how the project benefitted from an expedited review process. He also mentioned a large federal loan that came through. But some state and local lawmakers says there is still a big unknown: the toll price.</p> Fri, 16 May 2014 00:27:00 +0000 Allison Dunne 90561 at http://wamc.org As Obama Lauds NY Bridge Project, Lawmakers Worry About Tolls President Obama Points to NY Bridge Project As A Model http://wamc.org/post/president-obama-points-ny-bridge-project-model <p></p><p></p><p>President Barack Obama stood on the banks of the Hudson River Wednesday, with the Tappan Zee Bridge as a backdrop. He was in Tarrytown to push a $302 billion transportation plan, and shine a light on a replacement bridge project already under way.&nbsp;</p> Thu, 15 May 2014 17:20:23 +0000 Allison Dunne 90516 at http://wamc.org President Obama Points to NY Bridge Project As A Model President Obama Highlights New NY Bridge http://wamc.org/post/president-obama-highlights-new-ny-bridge <p>President Obama was in Westchester County Wednesday, with the Tappan Zee Bridge behind him. He was there to call for investment in infrastructure and announce a plan to put a number of projects on a faster track.</p> Thu, 15 May 2014 09:15:00 +0000 Allison Dunne 90468 at http://wamc.org President Obama Highlights New NY Bridge HV Congresswoman Weighs In On Obama Visit To Tappan Zee http://wamc.org/post/hv-congresswoman-weighs-obama-visit-tappan-zee <p></p><p>President Obama is scheduled to speak in the lower Hudson Valley Wednesday afternoon, in Westchester County. With the Tappan Zee Bridge as a backdrop, he is expected to highlight the need for investment in infrastructure.</p><p>The president will deliver his speech in Tarrytown. Congresswoman Nita Lowey, the senior Democrat on the House Appropriations Committee, expects Obama will reference the$1.6 billion low-interest loan U.S. Department of Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx approved toward the end of last year for construction of the replacement bridge.</p> Wed, 14 May 2014 12:39:09 +0000 Allison Dunne 90399 at http://wamc.org HV Congresswoman Weighs In On Obama Visit To Tappan Zee Audit Finds Improper Commute Payments For TZ Bridge Project Employees http://wamc.org/post/audit-finds-improper-commute-payments-tz-bridge-project-employees <p>An audit from the New York State comptroller’s office finds that a state agency improperly paid commuting expenses to employees working on the new Tappan Zee Bridge.</p> Wed, 19 Feb 2014 03:50:15 +0000 Allison Dunne 84131 at http://wamc.org Audit Finds Improper Commute Payments For TZ Bridge Project Employees Governor Cuomo Tours Construction Site For New Tappan Zee http://wamc.org/post/governor-cuomo-tours-construction-site-new-tappan-zee <p>New York Governor Andrew Cuomo Friday toured the construction site for the new Tappan Zee Bridge in the lower Hudson Valley.</p> Sun, 10 Nov 2013 14:27:00 +0000 Allison Dunne 77444 at http://wamc.org Governor Cuomo Tours Construction Site For New Tappan Zee Congressional Reps Applaud Loan Approval For New Tappan Zee http://wamc.org/post/congressional-reps-applaud-loan-approval-new-tappan-zee <p>Two Hudson Valley congressional representatives praised Thursday’s announcement that the federal government has approved an up to $1.6 billion low interest loan for construction of a new Tappan Zee Bridge in the lower Hudson Valley.</p> Sat, 02 Nov 2013 15:03:28 +0000 Allison Dunne 76912 at http://wamc.org Congressional Reps Applaud Loan Approval For New Tappan Zee