Debate swirls over Tappan Zee Bridge project

Nyack Mayor Richard Kavesh says any plan to replace the aging Tappan Zee Bridge must include a mass transit option.

"Otherwise you just build a bridge without mass transit and we'll end up with the same kind of congestion and pollution we have right now," he says.

Kavesh says state and federal officials have indicated that whatever is built, it will be a bridge, not a tunnel. Other than that, plans for the project are still uncertain.

The Tappan Zee Bridge project was selected by President Barack Obama on Monday for quick federal approvals. Tappan Zee one of 14 projects to receive fast federal approval Drivers breathe sigh of relief as Tappan Zee plan is approved Tarrytown residents welcome Tappan Zee project Gov. Cuomo asks President Obama to expedite new Tappan Zee BridgeState lawmakers tour broken-down Tappan Zee BridgeGov.-elect Cuomo tours aging Tappan Zee Bridge

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