'Gridlock' Can't Derail $5B Tappan Zee Rebuild, Cuomo Says

Law360, New York (July 9, 2012, 1:43 PM EDT) -- Gov. Andrew Cuomo implored New York political leaders Monday to finalize a plan to rebuild the Tappan Zee Bridge after a vote to make the estimated $5.2 billion project eligible for federal money was delayed over environmental concerns that it lacks a robust mass transit component.

The Democratic governor, who last month brokered a deal with labor groups that could save some $450 million in construction costs by reducing overtime and precluding work stoppages when ground is finally broken, said too much “gridlock” in the form...
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