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New York state is projecting it’ll start cash tolls around $14 when the new Tappan Zee Bridge opens in 2017, they told residents in Ramapo Thursday night.
”$14? Are you nuts? I can see it now — everybody coming down from Orange County and north will be using the Bear Mountain Bridge at $1.50. What a bargain … .”
— John M Finnigan
“Why is it that basically the ENTIRE country outside of the Northeast manages to maintain all of its roads and bridges with very few or no tolls at all, and the couple of tolls that there are only $2 or $3? Where is all the money going up here?”
— Jonathan Walder
“This extremely steep bridge toll will cause a great divide between the two counties it connects. I live in Rockland and would definitely see myself spending less leisure time in Westchester.”
— Ben Kaufman
The U.S. added 163,000 jobs in July, the Labor Department said today. Unemployment rose to 8.3 percent from 8.2 percent in June.
“How is adding 163,000 jobs a good thing when we need 300,000 to 400,000 to show that we’re going?”
— Ralph D Cairl
“There is no catalyst to improve the jobs picture, on a macro basis. There will be better and worse months but the overall trend is down.”
— Tony Francis
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