tappan zee bridge http://wamc.org en 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 Feds Approve $1.6 Billion Loan To Build TZ Bridge http://wamc.org/post/feds-approve-16-billion-loan-build-tz-bridge <p>WASHINGTON – The US Department of Transportation has approved a $1.6 billion loan to help finance construction of the new Tappan Zee Bridge over the Hudson River between Westchester and Rockland counties.</p><p>The funding comes from the DOT’s Transportation Infrastructure Finance and Innovation Act.</p><p>Governor Andrew Cuomo called the loan “a huge win for New York State.”</p><p>The issue of tolls to cross the new twin-span remains up in the air, the governor noted.</p> Fri, 01 Nov 2013 12:26:40 +0000 Hank Gross 76827 at http://wamc.org Feds Approve $1.6 Billion Loan To Build TZ Bridge Formal Construction Begins On New TZ Bridge http://wamc.org/post/formal-construction-begins-new-tz-bridge <p>TARRYTOWN &ndash; Actual construction of the new Tappan Zee Bridge is underway with installation of the first permanent piles that will comprise the foundation of the structure.</p><p>The twin-span project is expected to be completed in under five years, replacing the current bridge over the Hudson River connecting Rockland and Westchester counties, said spokesman Brian Conybeare.</p><p>&ldquo;The pilings that will hold up the new Tappan Zee Bridge are now going into the river at the main span at the middle of the river,&rdquo; Conybeare said.</p> Thu, 17 Oct 2013 11:31:54 +0000 Jaired Crofut 75738 at http://wamc.org Formal Construction Begins On New TZ Bridge Riverkeeper Alleges Two Violations Amid Bridge Construction http://wamc.org/post/riverkeeper-alleges-two-violations-amid-bridge-construction-1 <p>An environmental group in the Hudson Valley has put the New York State Thruway Authority on notice concerning two alleged violations during construction of the replacement Tappan Zee Bridge. &nbsp;One allegation involves monitoring an endangered fish species.</p><p>Westchester County-based Riverkeeper recently filed a notice of intent to sue the state Thruway Authority, Tappan Zee Constructors, and one of the contractors under the Clean Water Act. Here&rsquo;s Riverkeeper&rsquo;s Hudson River Program Director Phillip Musegaas.</p> Tue, 08 Oct 2013 23:10:00 +0000 Allison Dunne 75189 at http://wamc.org Riverkeeper Alleges Two Violations Amid Bridge Construction Legislative Plan Seeks To Clamp Down On Toll Evaders http://wamc.org/post/legislative-plan-seeks-clamp-down-toll-evaders <p>TARRYTOWN – A new plan to enhance the state’s ability to prosecute and extract fees from toll evaders was announced Wednesday by State Sen. David Carlucci (D, Nanuet) at the Tarrytown toll plaza of the Tappan Zee Bridge.</p><p>Carlucci is partnering with Sen. Charles Fuschillo (R, Merrick), the chairman of the Senate Transportation Committee, to bring the proposal before the next legislative session.</p> Thu, 22 Aug 2013 12:04:39 +0000 Hank Gross 71975 at http://wamc.org Legislative Plan Seeks To Clamp Down On Toll Evaders Tappan Zee Bridge Dangler Is Sentenced http://wamc.org/post/tappan-zee-bridge-dangler-sentenced <p>GREENBURGH, N.Y. (AP) — A Rockland County protester who dangled for hours from the Tappan Zee Bridge has been sentenced to nine months behind bars.</p> Wed, 24 Jul 2013 10:24:00 +0000 Allison Dunne 69866 at http://wamc.org Regional Economic Development Council Plans http://wamc.org/post/regional-economic-development-council-plans <p>ALBANY – Business leaders in the Hudson Valley, members of the governor’s Regional Economic Development Council, Wednesday mapped out their plans for the third year of program.</p><p>Co-chairman Dennis Murray, president of Marist College in Poughkeepsie, said the council plans on capitalizing on the successes of the first two years of the grant program to promote business, economic development growth and jobs.</p> Thu, 16 May 2013 12:36:43 +0000 Hank Gross 64808 at http://wamc.org Regional Economic Development Council Plans Public To Monitor TZ Bridge Environmental Impact http://wamc.org/post/public-monitor-tz-bridge-environmental-impact <p>TARRYTOWN – As work begins on a temporary work platform to be constructed in the Hudson River just north of the current Tappan Zee Bridge, the public will be able to monitor environmental impacts online.</p><p>Tappan Zee Construction, LLC is beginning daytime pile driving work to install a temporary foundation needed to support a trestle in the river on Thruway Authority property just north of the current bridge in Tarrytown. The trestle is a work platform that will support a crane for the construction of the easternmost 1,000 feet of the new bridge.</p> Mon, 13 May 2013 12:37:18 +0000 Hank Gross 64513 at http://wamc.org Public To Monitor TZ Bridge Environmental Impact