tappan zee bridge

Hudson Valley News
6:32 pm
Mon December 22, 2014

County Execs Propose Partial Funding Plan For The New NY Bridge

Credit Courtesy of the Westchester and Rockland County Executives' office

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
6:41 am
Wed October 15, 2014

NYS Senator Unveils Plan To Keep New Bridge Toll Low

Credit WAMC, Allison Dunne

A state senator from the Hudson Valley has unveiled a plan to keep tolls affordable on the current Tappan Zee Bridge and its replacement. The current toll is $5 cash.

State Senator David Carlucci is an Independent Democrat whose district includes the Rockland County side of the Tappan Zee Bridge.

“We have one of the nation’s largest infrastructure projects being built right behind us, right in the Hudson Valley,” says Carlucci. “And we can have a beautiful, shiny bridge, but if we can’t afford to cross it, it’ll be devastating to our economy here in the Hudson Valley.”

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

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

Credit WAMC, Allison Dunne

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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Congressional Corner
10:50 am
Tue September 30, 2014

Congressional Corner With Sean Patrick Maloney

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  New York’s bid to use clean water funds to pay for the new Tappan Zee Bridge was rejected by the EPA.

In today’s Congressional Corner, New York representative Sean Patrick Maloney tells WAMC’s Alan Chartock he thinks that was a mistake.

New York News
4:26 pm
Mon July 14, 2014

Groups Urge No Vote On Tappan Zee Bridge Loan

Peter Iwanowicz, with Environmental Advocates, urges a no vote by a state oversight board for a loan of clean drinking water funds to help finance the Tappan Zee Bridge

Environmentalists are urging a key review board to vote no on a request from the Cuomo Administration to help finance the rebuilding of a major Thruway bridge with a fund designed for municipal clean water projects.  

Governor Cuomo’s administration wants to use money from a revolving loan fund, designed to help local governments keep their sewer and water treatment systems up to date and their drinking water clean, to instead help pay for the massive Tappan Zee Bridge replacement project.

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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
Credit Courtesy of the New York State Thruway Authority

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
Credit Courtesy of the New York State Thruway Authority

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.
Credit New York State Thruway Authority

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

Credit WAMC, Allison Dunne

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

Credit WAMC, Allison Dunne

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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