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Tarrytown Joins Westchester Towns Calling on Cuomo to Build Transit on TZB

1:48 PM EDT on March 26, 2012

You can add Tarrytown to the growing list of Hudson Valley suburbs that want Governor Andrew Cuomo to include transit on the new Tappan Zee Bridge, reports Dani Simons at Mobilizing the Region.

Tarrytown sits at the foot of the TZB on the eastern bank of the Hudson. Last week the village Board of Trustees unanimously approved a resolution calling on Cuomo, the state DOT, the Federal Highway Administration, and the Federal Transit Administration to restore plans for transit on the bridge, which were unceremoniously discarded after a decade of public planning.

In recent weeks the number of municipalities proclaiming official stances in favor of transit on the bridge has continued to grow. Earlier this month it was Orange County exec Edward Diana, the Rockland County village of Wesley Hill, and New Rochelle -- the seventh largest city in the state -- taking a stand.

Simons says of the pro-transit coalition's geographic reach...

The fact that Orange County, along with New Rochelle and Yonkers, two of Westchester’s largest cities, are calling for transit is particularly significant. Though these areas will not be directly impacted by the project’s construction, their leaders recognize the importance of including transit in this project to form a strong foundation for a system to address the region’s mobility needs, both now and in the future.

For those keeping a running tally, the three county execs from Orange, Rockland, and Westchester want to restore transit to the TZB project, as do the following municipalities: Yonkers, Greenburgh, Dobbs FerryCroton-on-Hudson, Hastings-on-Hudson, Tarrytown, New Rochelle, Wesley Hills, and the 14 municipalities of the North Westchester Energy Action Consortium.

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