Tappan Zee task force examines mass transit
TARRYTOWN - Members of the Thruway Authority's Mass Transit Task Force met for the first time Friday to begin discussing rail and bus options for the new Tappan Zee Bridge.
Crucial questions remain over the span's mass transit infrastructure, such as whether or not it will include rail service or a rapid-transit bus system. Officials say the bridge will take at least five years to construct, so these ideas can be implemented along the way.
The task force will also examine traffic patterns and how to cover the cost of the bridge, which is expected to exceed $3 billion.
Members of the task force plan to meet once a month to try to come up with a mass transit solution. Their report to Gov. Andrew Cuomo is due in December 2013.