Tappan Zee Replacement Plan Clears Key NY Council

Law360, New York (August 20, 2012, 1:50 PM EDT) -- The $5 billion plan to replace New York's Tappan Zee Bridge took a step forward Monday when lawmakers on a state transit council voted to make the project eligible for federal money after three officials initially had put off giving their seal of approval because of concerns about the project's apparent lack of mass transit.

Three county executives — MaryEllen Odell of Putnam County, C. Scott Vanderhoef of Rockland County and Robert P. Astorino of Westchester County — cleared the way for the unanimous New York Metropolitan Transportation...
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