Albany, NY (August 10, 2012)
Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced additional support from local elected officials of Westchester and Rockland counties for current plans to build a new bridge to replace the Tappan Zee.
“More and more elected officials in the Hudson Valley are responding to the needs of their constituents and calling for a new bridge to replace the obsolete Tappan Zee", Governor Cuomo said. “The smartest option is clear: we need a new bridge that is safer and transit-ready, that will ease congestion and create jobs around the region. I thank these leaders for their efforts to keep this project moving forward.
The following officials announced their support for the project today:
Westchester County Board of Legislators Minority Leader James Maisano
Rockland County Legislator Doug Jobson
Rockland County Legislator Nancy Low-Hogan
Rockland County Legislator Patrick J. Moroney
Rockland County Legislator John Murphy
Rockland County Legislator Philip Soskin
Supervisor Howard Arden, Town of North Castle
Mayor Noraime Jasmin, Village of Spring Valley
New Yorkers can see toll options, submit questions and concerns about the project through www.NewNYBridge.com or call the toll free number, 855-TZBRIDGE. The website also features videos of the community meetings and a database of all documents created over the last 10 years on the Tappan Zee Bridge. A Twitter account has been set up for Tappan Zee project, and New Yorkers can receive updates by following @NewNYBridge.