DISGUST OVER TZ NAME CHANGE CONTINUES TO GROW

DISGUST OVER TZ NAME CHANGE CONTINUES TO GROW

To the Editor, I agree 99 percent with the letter to you from Frank Ross of New City which appeared in the November 23 – 29, 2017 edition of the Rockland Times Free Weekly. I believe a resolution that should satisfy all of the parties with an interest in this subject, as well as minimize […]

County Executive’s Corner: The Mass Transit Dream

County Executive’s Corner: The Mass Transit Dream

  By Rockland County Executive Ed Day When the state started creating plans in 2000 to build a new Tappan Zee Bridge, many of us in Rockland County thought we would finally get the mass transit options that much of the New York metro area already enjoys. In the 17 years that it’s taken to […]

NEW WESTBOUND TAPPAN ZEE OPENS TO MOTORISTS FRIDAY NIGHT

NEW WESTBOUND TAPPAN ZEE OPENS TO MOTORISTS FRIDAY NIGHT

BY JANIE ROSMAN Tomorrow is a long-anticipated day: the westbound span of the new Tappan Zee Bridge will open to westbound motorists. The media was offered a peek at the $3.1-mile, $3.98 billion project today, its first since the eight main span towers were finished in December. Since then, crews have been working to complete that […]

Oh No, Cuomo!

Oh No, Cuomo!

To the Editor, In a twist for the new Tappan Zee Bridge saga, Governor Cuomo has gone back on the word of his administration. Cuomo has now indicated the new bridge will be partially paid for with a toll increase throughout the entire Thruway system in NY. This is a 180-degree turn from what Thruway […]

Crews working on eastbound span, final prep for westbound span opening

Crews working on eastbound span, final prep for westbound span opening

BY JANIE ROSMAN Photo credit New York State Thruway Authority For many, late August signifies the nearing end of summer (though not for another month) and the beginning of another school year. However, in two weeks (August 25) — and weather permitting — the New NY Bridge project will reach another milestone. When rush hour wanes and […]

Crews working to finish westbound span in time for early fall opening

Crews working to finish westbound span in time for early fall opening

STORY AND PHOTOS BY JANIE ROSMAN Anticipated to open last December, then early 2017 and then spring/summer 2017, the new Tappan Zee Bridge’s westbound span will open sometime later this year, unless plans change again. Its 3.1-miles connected Rockland and Westchester counties in late March, when the final and smallest section of structural steel was […]

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