Tri-State: Lower Than Expected Loan for TZB Could Lead to Steeper Tolls

Statement of Tri-State Transportation Campaign Executive Director Veronica Vanterpool on the report of New York State’s federal loan application moving forward: “New York State’s taxpayers will be paying more money in taxes and tolls for a Tappan Zee Bridge that does little to reduce traffic congestion, improve transit or strengthen the Hudson Valley economy in the […]

Expand the Haverstraw-Ossining Ferry into “Off-Peak” Hours

BY JARED RODRIGUEZ The State of New York is moving toward replacing the Tappan Zee Bridge. With no viable alternatives to driving and paying soon-to-be double digit (no one knows how high) tolls, we need a solution to preserve growth and economic development that makes historic Hudson River towns like Haverstraw more attractive to those […]


From While commuters await a brand-new bridge scheduled to open later this decade, the current bridge’s deck replacement project is nearing completion. According to the NYS Thruway Authority additional work on the Tappan Zee Bridge will continue through January 18. However, there will not be any nighttime work on the bridge during this period. […]


Seven elected officials from Rockland County have been appointed the Mass Transit Task Force which is charged with studying ways to implement mass transit on a new TZ Bridge. The Rockland elected officials that are serving on the new panel are County Executive Scott Vanderhoef, Senator David Carlucci, Assemblywoman Ellen Jaffee, Ramapo Town Supervisor Christopher […]

Congresswoman Lowey Hears Salisbury Point Resident Frustrations, Agrees to Examine Tappan Zee Bridge Concerns

BY MICHAEL RICONDA NYACK– Congresswoman Nita Lowey met with Salisbury Point residents on Saturday morning, October 20 to introduce herself and receive feedback on the community’s continued efforts to make their voices heard on the new Tappan Zee Bridge project. Despite the attention of local officials and numerous meetings with bridge authorities, Salisbury Point residents […]

Nita Lowey Leads Race for 17th; Wants Federal Dollars to Help Local Governments

Nita Lowey Leads Race for 17th; Wants Federal Dollars to Help Local Governments

BY MICHAEL CAHILL New York’s 17th Congressional District will be getting a new leader this election season as Congressman Eliot Engel has been drawn out of the district. In fact, because of redistricting the new 17th now contains all of Rockland County, along with parts of Westchester County. Longtime Democratic Congresswoman Nita Lowey hopes to […]

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