Tappan Zee

Hudson Valley News
12:54 pm
Tue October 7, 2014

Large Crane Arrives To Help New NY Bridge Project As Toll Question Remains

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New York state officials, including Governor Andrew Cuomo, welcomed the one of the world’s largest floating cranes to the construction site of the replacement Tappan Zee Bridge Monday. At the same time, the governor’s opponent in the November election called for details on the new bridge’s expected tolls. 

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Hudson Valley News
1:55 pm
Thu August 7, 2014

Thruway Authority Approves Clean Water Funds For New NY Bridge

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New York Governor Andrew Cuomo's plan to use clean water funds to help pay for the new Tappan Zee Bridge has been approved by a key state board. However, a federal agency is reviewing the plan, and environmental groups are among those in opposition.

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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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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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Hudson Valley News
1:20 pm
Thu May 15, 2014

President Obama Points to NY Bridge Project As A Model

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President Barack Obama stood on the banks of the Hudson River Wednesday, with the Tappan Zee Bridge as a backdrop. He was in Tarrytown to push a $302 billion transportation plan, and shine a light on a replacement bridge project already under way. 

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Hudson Valley News
5:15 am
Thu May 15, 2014

President Obama Highlights New NY Bridge

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President Obama was in Westchester County Wednesday, with the Tappan Zee Bridge behind him. He was there to call for investment in infrastructure and announce a plan to put a number of projects on a faster track.

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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
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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Hudson Valley News
6:33 am
Tue July 30, 2013

An Investigation Continues Into A Fatal Boat Crash On The Hudson

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WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. (AP) — Authorities say a bride-to-be who was killed in a New York boating accident died from drowning and severe head injuries.

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Politics
10:12 pm
Thu January 17, 2013

Comptroller promises close Tappan Zee oversight

Credit Courtesy NYS OSC

With the state anxious to begin construction on a new Tappan Zee Bridge, New York Comptroller Tom DiNapoli says his office will be keeping a close eye on the financing of the more than three billion dollar project. DiNapoli spoke on WAMC’s Capitol Connection program.

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