Chris Day joins Legislature in call for Tappan Zee toll relief

Arguing current representation in Washington has not served commuter needs, Congressional candidate Chris Day joined a chorus of voices in Rockland government demanding relief for Tappan Zee Bridge commuters today.

In an official release on his campaign website, Day demanded the state cap Tappan Zee tolls at five dollars. The demand offers support for a local law passed by the legislature last week requesting the same five dollar cap.

In an attempt to drum up support, Day posted a link in his official release to a Change.org petition requesting toll assistance. He alo used the opportunity to take a dig at incumbent U.S. Rep. Nita Lowey, who he said had done nothing to bring federal money to Rockland for improvements to I-87/287.

“Our congresswoman failed to bring in a single dollar of Federal grant money for this vitally important interstate highway, leaving it on New York State to bear the costs of fixing a regionally imperative infrastructure project,” Day said.

Leg. Christopher Carey sponsored the resolution in the legislature in response to concerns that tolls on the new Tappan Zee Bridge could be as high as $14. Carey argued it was only fair that Rocklanders receive the same protection as Staten Island commuters, who recently won a residency discount on the Verrazano Bridge.