New Tappan Zee Bridge

Hudson Valley News
7:02 am
Thu February 12, 2015

Legislator Urges Public To Comment On New TZB Parking Proposals

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

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Hudson Valley News
1:22 pm
Thu January 22, 2015

HV Lawmakers Discuss Using Settlement Funds For New TZB

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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.”

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New York News
6:06 pm
Tue January 20, 2015

Cuomo Outlines Infrastructure Plans, Says He'll Take On "Education Industry"

Gov. Andrew Cuomo delivers his State of the State and budget address on Wednesday.
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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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Hudson Valley News
6:32 pm
Mon December 22, 2014

County Execs Propose Partial Funding Plan For The New NY Bridge

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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.

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Hudson Valley News
4:56 pm
Tue December 16, 2014

Silos Collapse At Concrete Plant Near New Bridge

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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New York News
6:10 pm
Thu November 20, 2014

Report Critical Of Cuomo Administrati Attempts To Get Clean Water Loan for Tappan Zee Bridge Project

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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 News
6:10 pm
Wed November 19, 2014

Conference Examines State's Infrastructure Needs

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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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New York News
12:37 pm
Tue September 16, 2014

EPA Rejects Cuomo's Tappan Zee Clean Water Funding Plan

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The federal environmental protection agency has rejected a plan by New York Governor Amdrew Cuomo to raid the state’s clean water fund to help pay for the New York Thruway’s Tappan Zee Bridge replacement.

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New York News
12:40 pm
Fri September 12, 2014

Environmentalists Focus on Coeymans

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The Port of Coeymans, about 15 miles south of downtown Albany, is making headlines — for all the wrong environmental reasons.

Advocates for clean air and water are sounding alarms: they're concerned about plans to build up heavy industry along the Hudson River near the port, and about possibly illegal activity related to the construction of the new Tappan Zee Bridge.

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

HV Congresswoman Writes to IRS Chief About New NY Bridge Grants

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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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