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Cuomo aide Larry Schwartz speaks at a meeting about the Tappan Zee Bridge - White Plains, NY - Jul 25, 2012 (credit: Paul Murnane / WCBS 880)

Transparency Promised For New Tappan Zee Bridge

Key figures have launched a new website – http://www.newnybridge.com – and a toll-free hotline – 1-855-TZBRIDGE.

07/25/2012

Traffic in New York, NY - File / Photo: Mario Tama/Getty Images

Not The Best Day To Drive In NYC As Street Fairs And Block Parties Cause Traffic

Tri-State area residents are encouraged to avoid driving in New York City on Saturday, if possible. It is widely advised to take mass transit, as numerous events will cause several street closures.

06/09/2012

Putnam County Executive MaryEllen Odell, Westchester County Executive Rob Astorino, and Rockland County Executive Scott Vanderhoef flanked by Jonathan Drapkin and Adam Bosch of Hudson Valley Pattern for Progress - Tarrytown, NY - Apr 26, 2012 (credit: Paul Murnane / WCBS 880)

County Executives Want More Information On Tappan Zee Bridge

Westchester County and Rockland County executives want mass transit support to be an essential part of the bridge.

04/26/2012

Cars making their way inbound on the George Washington Bridge (file / credit: Evan Bindelglass / CBSNewYork)

Stringer Proposes Reviving NYC Commuter Tax

Manhattan Borough President Scott Stringer wants the New York State Legislature to revive the long-dead New York City commuter tax, WCBS 880′s Paul Murnane reported Tuesday.

04/17/2012

Commuters step off the subway (credit: Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

City Council Warns Transportation Bill In DC Could Hurt NYC Commuters

The bill in Congress could cut close to $1 billion in MTA funding. City Council members say that would mean many of the improvement projects that are planned would be stopped short and straphangers could end up paying the difference.

03/14/2012

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Local Commuters May Receive Tax Break On Transportation

Senator Charles Schumer said a mass transit tax benefit that expired last year was included in the Senate transportation bill overhauling federal highway and transit programs.

03/11/2012

Tappan Zee Bridge (credit: Evan Bindelglass / Special to WCBS 880)

Public Weighs In On New Tappan Zee Bridge

On Tuesday night, the public was invited to the Palisades Center mall to sound off on the plans for a new Tappan Zee Bridge to connect Rockland to Westchester.

02/29/2012

2nd Avenue Subway Tunnel (file / credit: Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

New York Congressmen Rip House Transportation Bill

The Federal Transportation bill would change how mass transit is funded by the government, taking away gas tax revenue and instead make a one-time deposit into a mass transit trust fund.

02/06/2012

The Tappan Zee Bridge is seen on Jun 27, 2008 (credit: Paul Murnane / WCBS 880)

Officials: New Tappan Zee Bridge Would Be Obsolete Without Mass Transit

More than a dozen elected officials are asking Gov. Andrew Cuomo to reconsider the slimmed-down, $5.2 billion replacement for the Tappan Zee Bridge that has been fast-tracked for federal approvals.

12/16/2011

Long Island Rail Road (credit: Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Sen. Schumer Wants Renewal Of Federal Mass Transit Tax Break

“The last thing we should be doing in this economy is making it more expensive for New Yorkers to get to work,” Schumer said at a news conference at Grand Central Terminal.

11/07/2011

The Statue of Liberty is seen from Liberty State Park - Jersey City, NJ - Jun 19, 2010 - Photo: Evan Bindelglass / WCBS 880

Federal Government Shutdown Would Mean Closure Of Statue Of Liberty

The federally run Statue Of Liberty could be shut down this weekend along with the government if Congress fails to agree on a budget.

04/06/2011

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Word Of The Day In Snowy Tri-State: Florida

Another storm bore down on the Tri-State area on Wednesday, bringing groans and the potential for as much as a foot of new snow to areas already buried by a winter that is on track to be the worst in years.

01/26/2011

Newark Liberty Airport (credit: Getty Images)

Storm Causes Delays At Newark, LaGuardia Airports

Some area airports were reporting weather-related delays of up to one hour and 20 minutes.

01/07/2011

Lt. Gov. Richard Ravitch (credit: AP Photo/Hans Pennink)

Ravitch: NY Infrastructure Seriously Underfunded

The report released Thursday also warns of potential problems with New York’s energy, drinking water and the waste and sewer systems.

11/18/2010

New Jersey Statehouse - Trenton, NJ - File Photo

NJ Lawmakers Authorize Funds For Transit Projects

About 2,000 idled construction workers will go back to work after Democrats in the New Jersey Legislature approved stopgap funding on Monday.

10/04/2010

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