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Discussion at the latest in a series of public meetings on replacing the Tappan Zee Bridge, held Monday night in Spring Valley, again came down to the projected cost of crossing the new span when it opens in 2017. “We can’t pay the kind of tolls you are proposing,” Steven Alpert, 47, of Suffern, told Gov. Cuomo’s bridge team. “Personally, I think the $5 current toll is too high.” Readers see the logic in building a bridge but many continue to look for a way around the toll.
The TZB was not built to last forever. If this bridge doesn’t get built it may be closed one day because its not structurally sound. I would prefer a tunnel but at least we know about the hike way in advance unlike what happened at the [George Washington Bridge].”
— Craig Jauvtis
What I have stated to many politicans is to reduce truck speeds along the bridge to, say, 35 and actually enforce the speed limits. … Have [a] daytime toll, say, $200 for trucks over a certain weight and 10 wheels. If we limit the trucks to driving at night at lower speeds in a single, safe line everyone wins. The commuters are safer during their drives. …”
— Howie Lerner
People are not going to stop driving, give up their cars or go back to live a 19th century lifestyle. We have to deal with it. Replacing the TZB is a question of safety.”
— Joseph Latino
If you won’t be able to afford or don’t wish to pay $8, $9, $12 or $14 to commute across the TZ Bridge, the only way to avoid it is to find a job on the side you live on.”
— Alex Umrichin
Gives new meaning to the saying ‘highway robbery.’”
— Kim Raso Stewart
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