Cuomo Balks At Tripled Tolls For New $5B Tappan Zee Bridge

Law360, New York (August 10, 2012, 3:18 PM EDT) -- Widespread concern over news that a $5 billion replacement for New York's Tappan Zee bridge could come with an eye-popping $14 toll — nearly triple the current $5 rate — saw Gov. Andrew Cuomo pressuring state officials and project contract bidders on Friday to bring costs down.

Cuomo, who has spent the week rolling out dozens of supportive comments from allies backing the massive project, penned a letter to the New York Thruway Authority calling on state, federal and local officials to "explore ways to reduce...
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