tappan zee bridge

New York News
12:30 pm
Fri June 27, 2014

Critics Express Concerns Over Funding Plan Approved For Tappan Zee Bridge Project

New Tappan Zee bridge rendering
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A coalition of environmental and advocacy organizations and Assembly members met via conference call on Thursday to express their dismay over the approval by the New York State Environmental Facilities Corporation to use, for the first time, clean water funds for a transportation project. The critics say using the funds for the bridge project could have negative consequences for every community across the state.

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New York News
11:15 pm
Thu June 26, 2014

NY Board Approves Tappan Zee Bridge Funding Plan

New Tappan Zee bridge
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A New York state board has approved Governor Andrew Cuomo's plan to use $511 million in loans from a clean water fund to help finance the new Tappan Zee Bridge.

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

As Obama Lauds NY Bridge Project, Lawmakers Worry About Tolls

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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
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
8:39 am
Wed May 14, 2014

HV Congresswoman Weighs In On Obama Visit To Tappan Zee

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President Obama is scheduled to speak in the lower Hudson Valley Wednesday afternoon, in Westchester County. With the Tappan Zee Bridge as a backdrop, he is expected to highlight the need for investment in infrastructure.

The president will deliver his speech in Tarrytown. Congresswoman Nita Lowey, the senior Democrat on the House Appropriations Committee, expects Obama will reference the$1.6 billion low-interest loan U.S. Department of Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx approved toward the end of last year for construction of the replacement bridge.

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Hudson Valley News
10:50 pm
Tue February 18, 2014

Audit Finds Improper Commute Payments For TZ Bridge Project Employees

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An audit from the New York State comptroller’s office finds that a state agency improperly paid commuting expenses to employees working on the new Tappan Zee Bridge.

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

Governor Cuomo Tours Construction Site For New Tappan Zee

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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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Hudson Valley News
11:03 am
Sat November 2, 2013

Congressional Reps Applaud Loan Approval For New Tappan Zee

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Two Hudson Valley congressional representatives praised Thursday’s announcement that the federal government has approved an up to $1.6 billion low interest loan for construction of a new Tappan Zee Bridge in the lower Hudson Valley.

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