TSTC Alerts Drivers to Costs of Transit-Free Tappan Zee

The Tri-State Transportation Campaign is looking to enlist car commuters in the fight for transit on the Tappan Zee Bridge.

Two radio spots sponsored by Tri-State are airing on 1010 WINS this week, in advance of draft environmental impact statement (DEIS) hearings scheduled for February 28 and March 1. Here’s the copy:

It’s now or never to tame traffic on the Tappan Zee. New York State plans to replace the bridge, but they cut transit out of the plan. Bus rapid transit on the bridge will ease congestion, reduce pollution, create jobs, improve the economy, and get people where they want to go. Without transit, we’ll be stuck in traffic for decades. Tell Albany — we need transit on the Tappan Zee. Visit www.brtonthebridge.org.

Click to listen to the 30 second version and 10 second version.

Putting this message in the ears of drivers is a smart move, and speaks to the importance of transit to everyone who uses the bridge. Maybe motorists wading through Tappan Zee traffic will be more attuned to that reality than Governor Cuomo has shown himself to be.

  • As much as I wish this would work, i don’t think many driver’s see the relationship between BRT and lessened congestion. Most drivers see bus lanes as detrimental to them (unsubstantiated hearsay) and will think that we shouldn’t waste money on something they see as taking a lane away from them.

  • Jeremy Hutchins

    Is there a plan to put a bike path on the bridge?

  • Bolwerk

    We interrupt Rush Limbaugh for this urgent announcement.  Did you know the liberals are trying to take away transit on the Tappan Zee?  

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