Commuters Back Sponsored Tappan Zee Bridge
TARRYTOWN, N.Y. (CBSNewYork) – If it works for a baseball stadium like Citi Field, why not a bridge?
Giving a corporate name to the new Tappan Zee Bridge might keep tolls down.
In Tarrytown Monday, many commuters backed the idea.
“It’s a good idea. They have to come up with some type of money,” one man told WCBS 880 reporter Sean Adams.
“Everything’s going up and our salaries don’t go up that much. So whatever they could do to help out, it would be a great idea,” said another.
A toll and finance task force is looking at all options.
The Journal News reports Virginia changed it’s laws to allow this kind of corporate sponsorship.
It’s also being considered in New Jersey, Washington, New Hampshire, Michigan and Florida.
In Brooklyn, Barclays pays to have its name on the new arena and the Atlantic Avenue subway station.
Critics say it’s tacky and that private and public should be kept separate.
Would you have a problem with a corporate name on the new Tappan Zee Bridge if it helped keep tolls down? Sound off below.