New Tappan Zee Bridge http://wamc.org en HV Congresswoman Writes to IRS Chief About New NY Bridge Grants http://wamc.org/post/hv-congresswoman-writes-irs-chief-about-new-ny-bridge-grants <p></p><p>A New York congresswoman from the Hudson Valley has penned a letter to the IRS commissioner about noise reduction grants pertaining to the new Tappan Zee Bridge.&nbsp;</p> Wed, 23 Jul 2014 11:41:00 +0000 Allison Dunne 95481 at http://wamc.org HV Congresswoman Writes to IRS Chief About New NY Bridge Grants Tappan Zee Loan Approved, But Questions Over Tolls Remain http://wamc.org/post/tappan-zee-loan-approved-questions-over-tolls-remain <p>A key oversight board approved half of the amount Governor Cuomo had sought for a loan from a clean water fund to help pay for the construction of the Tappan Zee Bridge on Wednesday. But the meeting included accusations from a board member that Cuomo Administration officials are trying to hide bad news about future toll hikes on the bridge and the rest of the New York State Thruway. Wed, 16 Jul 2014 22:06:00 +0000 Karen DeWitt 95028 at http://wamc.org Tappan Zee Loan Approved, But Questions Over Tolls Remain New Tappan Zee Bridge Loan Brought Into Question http://wamc.org/post/new-tappan-zee-bridge-loan-brought-question <p></p><p>Several environmental advocacy groups have lodged a formal protest against New York Governor Andrew Cuomo's plan to help pay for a new Tappan Zee Bridge using $511 million in loans from a clean water fund.</p> Wed, 25 Jun 2014 17:30:01 +0000 Allison Dunne 93432 at http://wamc.org New Tappan Zee Bridge Loan Brought Into Question 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 Pittsfield's Unistress Awarded $70 Million Contract For NY's Tappan Zee Bridge; To Hire 100 Workers http://wamc.org/post/pittsfields-unistress-awarded-70-million-contract-nys-tappan-zee-bridge-hire-100-workers <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>The $3.9 billion bridge project is the largest in New York State's history.</p> Wed, 11 Jun 2014 20:52:51 +0000 Jim Levulis 92396 at http://wamc.org Pittsfield's Unistress Awarded $70 Million Contract For NY's Tappan Zee Bridge; To Hire 100 Workers 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 Obama Scheduled To Speak At Tappan Zee http://wamc.org/post/obama-scheduled-speak-tappan-zee <p></p><p>President Barack Obama comes to New York Wednesday – Obama will speak at the Tappan Zee Bridge: White House officials say the President will call for more infrastructure spending. The 60-year old span is being replaced by a new bridge that is expected to be open by 2018. The Obama administration has been quick to approve major infrastructure projects whenever possible. Observers believe Governor Andrew Cuomo will appear with the President on Wednesday.</p><p></p> Sun, 11 May 2014 15:59:00 +0000 Dave Lucas 90165 at http://wamc.org Obama Scheduled To Speak At Tappan Zee Program Offers Homeowners Help For Bridge Construction Noise http://wamc.org/post/program-offers-homeowners-help-bridge-construction-noise <p>Some homeowners in the lower Hudson Valley are eligible for funding to help block out noise during construction of the new Tappan Zee Bridge.</p> Thu, 08 May 2014 10:46:00 +0000 Allison Dunne 89937 at http://wamc.org Program Offers Homeowners Help For Bridge Construction Noise NY Task Force: Expand Lower Hudson Valley Bus Service http://wamc.org/post/ny-task-force-expand-lower-hudson-valley-bus-service <p></p><p></p><p>The governor's Mass Transit Task Force is recommending an expansion of the bus-rapid-transit network in New York's Lower Hudson Valley to support the new Tappan Zee Bridge.</p><p></p><p>The Journal News reports the plan addresses the fact that commuters travel locally more than they travel to Manhattan.</p><p></p><p>The proposal estimates the new bus service and bridge will lead to travel times 25 percent faster on local roads and 20 percent faster on Interstate 287.</p><p></p><p>The four-lane bridge will have an express bus/emergency access lane.</p><p></p> Wed, 12 Feb 2014 21:52:23 +0000 Dave Lucas 83760 at http://wamc.org NY Task Force: Expand Lower Hudson Valley Bus Service 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