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Tappan Zee Bridge Task Force Meets In Tarrytown Friday

A Tappan Zee Bridge mass transit task force will meet Friday morning at the Tarrytown Senior Center.
A Tappan Zee Bridge mass transit task force will meet Friday morning at the Tarrytown Senior Center. Photo Credit: New York State

TARRYTOWN, N.Y. - Members of the Tappan Zee Bridge mass transit task force will meet in Tarrytown on Friday.

The task force meeting is open to the public. It will take place at the Tarrytown Senior Center from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

The task force was created by Gov. Andrew Cuomo to help address long-term transportation needs along the I-87/I-28 corridor, including the Tappan Zee Bridge. The task force will work to find transit solutions for the 30-mile corridor, develop funding strategies to implement those solutions and ensure a viable transit program is in place, officials said.

The committee will complete its work and issue recommendations during 2013.

The new Tappan Zee Bridge is required to be “transit-ready,” meaning it will be able to accommodate a bus rapid transit, light rail or commuter rail system. Officials have said the system will not be built at the same time as the new bridge because it would be too expensive.

The state has named 28 people to sit on the Mass Transit Task Force. Members include Westchester County Executive Rob Astorino, Tarrytown Mayor Drew Fixell, state Transportation Commissioner Joan McDonald and Tri-State Transportation Campaign Director Veronica Vanterpool.

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