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Officials attend the "record of decision" signing for the New Tappan Zee Bridge with the approach to the current bridge's main span in the background - South Nyack - Sept. 25, 2012 (credit: Paul Murnane / WCBS 880)

Feds Sign Off On Environmental Review Of New Tappan Zee Bridge

The federal government has signed off on the environmental review of the plan for the Tappan Zee Bridge, even though some details, including funding, are still fuzzy.

09/25/2012

The Tappan Zee Bridge is seen from Tarrytown - Aug 16, 2012 (credit: Paul Murnane / WCBS 880)

State Thruway Authority Requests Loan Of Up To $2.9 Billion For New Tappan Zee Bridge

That figure is as much as $900,000 more than the state requested previously, when it was turned down. But Governor Andrew Cuomo has expressed confidence that the loan will be approved.

09/08/2012

The Tappan Zee Bridge is seen from Chopper 880 (file / credit: Tom Kaminski / WCBS 880)

Officials: $14 Toll Expected For New Tappan Zee Bridge; Commuters Go Ballistic

Larry Schwartz, a top aide to Gov. Andrew Cuomo, gave the estimate at a public meeting in Ramapo on Thursday. The new price is nearly three times the current toll cost of $5.

08/03/2012

The Tappan Zee Bridge is seen from Chopper 880 (file / credit: Tom Kaminski / WCBS 880)

Progress Of New Tappan Zee Bridge Project To Be Streamed Online 24/7

New York state has planned innovative measures to protect fish and people during the construction of the new Tappan Zee Bridge, according to an environmental impact released Wednesday.

08/01/2012

New York State Thruway Toll Plaza at Tappan Zee Bridge (file / credit: Google Maps)

S&P Downgrades NY Thruway, Warns Of Higher Tolls

Standard & Poor’s said it has reduced its outlook on bonds to finance the state Thruway Authority to negative from stable. The ratings agency also said “aggressive” toll increases may be needed.

06/13/2012

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South Nyack Residents Complain About Noise From New Tappan Zee Bridge

Actual construction of the new Tappan Zee Bridge has yet to begin, but residents along the Hudson River have already complained about noise.

05/10/2012

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

South Nyack Mayor Upset With Plan For New Tappan Zee Bridge

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.

04/03/2012

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No Time To Waste: Early Stages Of New Tappan Zee Bridge Construction Begin

When you drive by on the old Tappan Zee Bridge and see the barges out on the water you’re looking at the new bridge taking shape and the remarkable thing is work has begun even though the contract hasn’t been let yet.

02/23/2012

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

Thruway Auth. Seeks $2 Billion Loan For New Tappan Zee Bridge

New York State is expressing interest in a $2 billion loan under what’s called the Transportation Infrastructure Finance and Innovation Act as it seeks to replace the Tappan Zee Bridge.

02/15/2012

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Fmr. Thruway Lawyer Accused Of Stealing From Authority

Authorities say a former lawyer for the New York State Thruway Employees union is accused of stealing more than $211,000 from its accounts.

01/25/2012

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New York State Thruway Cops Cracking Down On Drivers Using Cell Phones

Operation Hang Up, which resulted in a thousand tickets during last year’s blitz, is back.

09/26/2011

A New York State Thruway toll plaza - Buffalo, NY - File / Photo: AP

State Troopers To Watch For Motorists Using Cell Phones On NY Thruway

The New York State Thruway Authority said a year ago in their crackdown on phones and gadgets at the wheel, troopers handed out nearly 900 tickets just on the Thruway in a few days.

04/07/2011

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