New York State Thruway Authority

New York State Thruway Authority

The comment period has ended for a draft environmental permit for construction of the replacement Tappan Zee Bridge. At least one environmental group is raising a number of concerns with the draft permit, while state officials maintain the permit has strict requirements.

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ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — The New York State Thruway Authority is planning 234 layoffs to help shore up its finances, but no toll increases are planned.

Thruway spokesman Dan Weiller says the layoffs of full-time workers will be in all regions, including the Albany headquarters. The authority employs 29,068 workers.

Weiller says no toll increases of any type are planned.

Thruway Cuts Workforce

Jan 30, 2013
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The New York State Thruway Authority is planning to layoff 234 of its nearly 3-thousand member staff.

Thruway officials say The layoffs — which would have to follow civil-service laws and union regulations on seniority — would save the authority about $20 million.

New York State Thruway Authority

NEW YORK (AP) — The New York State Thruway Authority board has approved issuing $500 million in short-term bonds to jump-start construction of a new $3.14 billion Tappan Zee Bridge.

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