For immediate release: August 10, 2012
Dan Weiller 518-436-2983
Brian Conybeare 914-909-6781
Statement from New York State Thruway Authority
Chairman Howard Milstein
"The New York State Thruway Authority Board of Directors, Executive Director Thomas J. Madison and the employees of the Thruway Authority appreciate the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo for the plan to replace the Tappan Zee Bridge with a smarter, safer crossing that will last well into the next century.
We share the Governor's goal of keeping tolls on the new bridge as affordable as possible to reduce the economic burden on local residents and all who use the bridge, and ensuring that any toll increase is dedicated to support the new bridge and related transportation infrastructure.
We look forward to continuing to work with the Governor, community leaders and citizens throughout the region to consider the recommendations outlined in his letter today and to create a diverse multi-disciplinary advisory panel to review the bridge design."