The plan to rebuild the Tappan Zee Bridge has hit financial uncertainties that could shift more of the $3.9 billion cost to motorists and taxpayers statewide, according to documents and interviews.
More than 2,000 New York state bridges, including the Brooklyn Bridge, have been deemed structurally deficient and in dire need of repairs by the federal government.
Port Authority police have arrested a truck driver, who they say has cheated the agency of $28,000 in tolls. Marcus Tifa is charged with theft of services and tampering with public records.
New York is among the most congested cities in America and one of its highways the worst road for traffic in the country, according to a new study.
South Nyack Mayor Bonnie Christian told WCBS 880 reporter Paul Murnane that the current scheme to throw a system of E-ZPass gear in a steel gantry over the Westchester bound lanes at Exit 10 on I-287 is unacceptable.
Construction of a new Tappan Zee Bridge will likely require some zoning changes in Tarrytown, but officials say they will not rush to pass them.
Bus and subway fare hikes took effect at midnight, while tolls on the MTA’s seven bridges and two tunnels went up at 2 a.m.
The bill under discussion Monday in the General Assembly’s Transportation Committee would place tolls at Connecticut’s borders and proponents see tolls as the only way to raise money for badly needed road and bridge repairs.
“All of the great that happened, the foundation that Mayor Giuliani built during his term and that Mike Bloomberg has built on top of that, they’re quite fragile,” he told WCBS 880 morning anchors Michael Wallace and Pat Carroll.
Arnold Conoline Jr., the commission’s acting executive director, says the increased security will remain in effect through at least New Year’s Day. The agency also is considering some long-term measures that might help prevent suicides.
The MTA board voted on the proposed increases on Wednesday. Members unanimously approved the fare hikes. Only one member voted against increasing tolls.
If approved, Long Island Rail Road riders will be hit with increases as high as 15 percent.
Questionnaires will soon be handed out to drivers at rest stops along Interstate 84 in Hartford and Interstate 95 in the southwestern part of the state to analyze driving patterns.
Sunday’s toll hikes are the second of five annual increases approved last year in a process that critics said was rushed and lacked transparency.
Toll collections resumed Saturday morning at two bridges in the storm-damaged Rockaways.