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South Nyack Mayor Upset With Plan For New Tappan Zee Bridge

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Tappan Zee Bridge (file / credit: Patrice78500 via Wikipedia)

Tappan Zee Bridge (file / credit: Patrice78500 via Wikipedia)

SOUTH NYACK, NY (CBSNewYork) - The list of those saying plans for a new Tappan Zee Bridge should be put on hold is growing.

WCBS 880’s Paul Murnane On The Story

Mayor Patricia DuBow is concerned that millions in taxable property will be lost, along with South Nyack’s long-held wish for parkland over the Thruway. Dubow critiqued a draft environmental impact study she calls flawed.

“We have had dialogue, but it’s more of, they’re explaining the plans. Which of course is helpful. And there are some choices that we could make,” she told WCBS 880 reporter Paul Murnane on Tuesday.

The Thruway Authority says it’s preparing a response.

Meanwhile, Riverkeeper in the Rockland County Executive are saying they think mass transit is taking a back seat, even as state officials insist again bus and rail can be brought on in the future.

DuBow says everyone knew a new bridge was coming, but there’s some fine print.

“The question is how they can do it. We are not against it, for goodness sakes,” she said.

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