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Three town supervisors from Rockland came out in support of Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s new Tappan Zee Bridge plan, while transportation reporter Khurram Saeeed explained how a loose steel plate on a bridge repair job flattened many car tires Friday. Tolls are expected to be in the $14 range when the new bridge opens in 2017.
How about the Thruway people … limit trucks to a 35 mph speed limit. And to help the commuters who have specific work schedules to commute to their jobs, let the trucks only use the bridge, say, at 8 p.m. to 5 a.m. ”
— Howie Lerner
Why are trucks allowed in anything but the rightmost lane? I’ve had them in front of me in the left lane when going through the toll barrier, which wipes out the benefit of the 35 mph speed at these pass-throughs. … Considering the lack of enforcement of current laws, and the sheer selfishness of a lot of drivers, a new bridge is another waste of my money.”
— Bruce Cohen
Tastes great, less filling. [A] $14 toll is a non-starter.”
— Martin W. Schwartz
I think they have a lot of nerve to charge that toll amount. How come you can cross the James River Bridge, which connects Newport News, Va. to Suffolk, Va. and pay $0. That bridge, by the way, is [4.5] miles long.”
— Jack Sherwood
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