New Tappan Zee Bridge

Hudson Valley News
7:41 am
Wed July 23, 2014

HV Congresswoman Writes to IRS Chief About New NY Bridge Grants

Credit WAMC, Allison Dunne

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. 

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New York News
6:06 pm
Wed July 16, 2014

Tappan Zee Loan Approved, But Questions Over Tolls Remain

Credit WAMC, Allison Dunne

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.

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Hudson Valley News
1:30 pm
Wed June 25, 2014

New Tappan Zee Bridge Loan Brought Into Question

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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.

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New England News
12:20 pm
Thu June 12, 2014

New NY Bridge Contract Adds 100 Jobs To Pittsfield Company

A rendering of the New NY Bridge which will replace the Tappan Zee Bridge connecting Rockland and Westchester Counties in NYS.
Credit New York State Thruway Authority

A Pittsfield-based company has been awarded a $70 million contract in the construction of the new Tappan Zee Bridge over the Hudson River.

Unistress Corporation has already begun hiring designers and will bring on skilled laborers, heavy equipment operators and truck drivers. Perri Petricca is the company’s president.

“We’re going to be holding job fairs starting June 23rd looking for over 100 new people and those jobs will be starting shortly thereafter,” said Petricca.

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New England News
4:52 pm
Wed June 11, 2014

Pittsfield's Unistress Awarded $70 Million Contract For NY's Tappan Zee Bridge; To Hire 100 Workers

President Barack Obama visited the Tappan Zee Bridge in May calling for investment in infrastructure.
Credit Allison Dunne / WAMC

A Pittsfield-based company has been awarded a $70 million contract in the construction of the new Tappan Zee Bridge over the Hudson River.

The $3.9 billion bridge project is the largest in New York State's history.

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Hudson Valley News
8:27 pm
Thu May 15, 2014

As Obama Lauds NY Bridge Project, Lawmakers Worry About Tolls

Credit WAMC, Allison Dunne

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.

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Hudson Valley News
11:59 am
Sun May 11, 2014

Obama Scheduled To Speak At Tappan Zee

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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.

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Hudson Valley News
6:46 am
Thu May 8, 2014

Program Offers Homeowners Help For Bridge Construction Noise

Credit Courtesy of the New York State Thruway Authority

Some homeowners in the lower Hudson Valley are eligible for funding to help block out noise during construction of the new Tappan Zee Bridge.

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Hudson Valley News
4:52 pm
Wed February 12, 2014

NY Task Force: Expand Lower Hudson Valley Bus Service

Credit Courtesy of New York State Thruway Authority

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.

The Journal News reports the plan addresses the fact that commuters travel locally more than they travel to Manhattan.

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.

The four-lane bridge will have an express bus/emergency access lane.

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Hudson Valley News
9:27 am
Sun November 10, 2013

Governor Cuomo Tours Construction Site For New Tappan Zee

Credit Courtesy of New York State Thruway Authority

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo Friday toured the construction site for the new Tappan Zee Bridge in the lower Hudson Valley.

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