New Tappan Zee Bridge

Governor Andrew Cuomo says new rail tunnels are needed under the Hudson River to alleviate congestion and the federal government needs to commit more money for the project to make it work.

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A new report from New York University projects major savings from combining contracts to design and build public works, citing savings from the approach already in use on the new Tappan Zee Bridge.

A barge lodged itself under the Tappan Zee Bridge but didn't damage the 60-year-old crossing or the nearby bridge under construction.

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A Rockland County, New York legislator is urging residents to comment on parking proposals for the new Tappan Zee Bridge.

WAMC, Allison Dunne

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo Wednesday delivered his State of the State address and budget plan. Included were proposals for using some of bank settlement money for construction of the new Tappan Zee Bridge.

Governor Cuomo unveiled how he would like to spend a one-time windfall of more than $5 billion in bank settlement funds. Here’s where he thinks some of it should go.

“We also propose using $1.2 billion of the settlement funds to protect Thruway toll payers for a year for the next year and to help finance the Tappan Zee Bridge.”

Governor Andrew Cuomo

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo continued the rollout of his 2015 agenda Tuesday with details of an infrastructure plan that includes upgrading New York City region airports to providing broadband for upstate rural areas. The governor also offered clues to another key item: education, where he seems determined to take on the status quo.

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The county executives on each side of the Tappan Zee Bridge are proposing a partial financing plan for the replacement bridge that is currently under construction. They say their plan will help stem any major increases to tolls.

Rockland County Executive Ed Day and Westchester County Executive Rob Astorino, both Republicans, stood at Memorial Park in Nyack on the Rockland side of the Tappan Zee Bridge, calling on New York Governor Andrew Cuomo to use a portion of the $5.1 billion New York has received in one-time bank settlement funds. Here’s Day.

Builders say three silos have failed or collapsed on a floating concrete plant at the site of the new Tappan Zee Bridge.

Tappan Zee Constructors spokeswoman Carla Julian, says in an email there were no injuries in the accident Tuesday on the Hudson River.

Concrete is made at the site to save the time and cost of trucking. The silos hold raw materials such as crushed stone.

Julian said one of the silos failed, which caused two others to collapse. She said the state Thruway Authority and Department of Environmental Conservation are investigating.

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   An independent review board has found fault with the Cuomo Administration’s attempts to convert a federal clean water fund loan into construction work for the Thruway’s Tappan Zee Bridge.

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  New York State lawmakers say they want to act quickly to spend the state’s $5 billion dollar and growing surplus on an infrastructure fund to fix up roads and bridges, among other things. At a conference on the state’s infrastructure, sponsored by a think tank, participants said there are deep needs, and they warn lawmakers not to spend the money frivolously.  

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