The Tappan Zee Bridge/I-287 Corridor Project held open houses June 28th in Tarrytown, NY and June 30th in West Nyack, NY to present details of the Alternatives — including final transit alignments and current bridge configurations — to be studied further in reaching a Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS). A list of the alternatives can be found on the project website .
MNRCC member Jim Blair and PCAC Executive Director Bill Henderson attended the Tarrytown presentation; and MNRCC member Randy Glucksman represented the Council in West Nyack.
The aim of the Tappan Zee Bridge/I-287 Corridor Project is to:
- Resolve the structural needs of the Tappan Zee Bridge;
- Identify a potential transit link for the region; and
- Determine the safest, most efficient, environmentally sound,
and responsible way to address the transportation needs of
the Tappan Zee Bridge/I-287 Corridor for the next century.
This project is being conducted by the New York State Department of Transportation, the New York State Thruway Authority and MTA Metro-North Railroad, under the supervision of the Federal Highway Administration and the Federal Transit Administration, the federal co-leads for the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) process. An explanation of the EIS process can be found on the project website