New York State Thruway Authority

Hudson Valley News
7:10 pm
Tue October 8, 2013

Riverkeeper Alleges Two Violations Amid Bridge Construction

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An environmental group in the Hudson Valley has put the New York State Thruway Authority on notice concerning two alleged violations during construction of the replacement Tappan Zee Bridge.  One allegation involves monitoring an endangered fish species.

Westchester County-based Riverkeeper recently filed a notice of intent to sue the state Thruway Authority, Tappan Zee Constructors, and one of the contractors under the Clean Water Act. Here’s Riverkeeper’s Hudson River Program Director Phillip Musegaas.

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New York News
4:33 pm
Mon April 15, 2013

CSEA vs. Thruway Legal Battle Escalates

One of the state's largest unions has accused the New York State Thruway Authority and Canal Corporation of threatening layoffs to get union officials to agree to contract concessions.

Complaints have been filed with the New York State's Public Employment Relations Board. CSEA spokesman Stephen Madarasz confirms the union has charged the Cuomo administration with Taylor Law violations. The Taylor Law grants public employees the right to organize and elect their union representatives.

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Hudson Valley News
8:25 am
Thu March 28, 2013

State, environmental groups agree on new TZ Bridge environmental issues

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TARRYTOWN – The state has reached an agreement with environmental groups Riverkeeper and Scenic Hudson on permits that will include extensive environmental protective measures and mitigation funding to protect the Hudson River and minimize environmental impacts during construction of the new Tappan Zee Bridge.

As a result, the state Department of Environmental Conservation Wednesday issued an environmental permit containing the protections authorizing the New York State Thruway Authority to proceed with construction.

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Hudson Valley News
7:18 pm
Tue March 12, 2013

NYS Senator Supports Public-Private Partnership for Tappan Zee Financing

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A New York State Senator is urging his colleagues in the legislature to pass a bill that he says could help finance part of the construction of the replacement Tappan Zee Bridge.

Republican Senator Greg Ball, knowing that more funding is needed to build a replacement Tappan Zee Bridge, says he wants legislators to pass a public-private partnership, or P3, bill.

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Hudson Valley News
2:20 pm
Fri February 22, 2013

Riverkeeper Wants NYS Environmental Permit for New TZB Strengthened

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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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New York News
8:12 pm
Wed January 30, 2013

NY Thruway to lay off 234 workers, cite hard times

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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.

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New York News
6:09 pm
Wed January 30, 2013

Thruway Cuts Workforce

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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.

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Hudson Valley News
3:45 pm
Fri January 25, 2013

Thruway Authority Approves Bonds for the Replacement Tappan Zee

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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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