Task force formed to decide the fate of aging Tappan Zee Bridge

The Westchester and Rockland county executives say they are taking matters into their own hands about the future of the aging Tappan Zee Bridge.

At a press conference Wednesday in Nyack, Westchester County Executive Andy Spano and Rockland County Executive Scott Vanderhoef say they don?t think the State Department of Transportation or the MTA have done enough to decide the fate of the bridge. They say the agencies were supposed to have narrowed more than a dozen options down to a few by last December, but that never happened.

Therefore, Spano and Vanderhoef are forming an inter-county task force to move the process along and keep the public educated on options concerning the Tappan Zee Bridge. The county executives believe the public should be involved in decisions because it will affect generations to come.

The task force will comprise people from both Westchester and Rockland counties appointed by Spano and Vanderhoef.

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