Skip to Content
Streetsblog New York City home
Log In

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.

Stay in touch

Sign up for our free newsletter

More from Streetsblog New York City

Police Brass Gets Booed During E-Vehicle Safety Alliance Meeting for Applauding Deliveristas

Attendees of the E-Vehicle Safety Alliance's latest meeting castigated a Transportation Bureau deputy inspector for saying that delivery workers are responsive to safety issues.

September 28, 2023

Thursday’s Headlines: Unsafe School Streets Edition

A school crossing guard was injured by a drunk driver on Tuesday. Plus more news.

September 28, 2023

EYES ON THE STREET: Drivers Dominate Former W. 22nd Open Street

Meh. The barriers are gone and the cars are back on W. 22nd, but some spaces for people remain.

September 28, 2023

‘Not Grieving Alone’: A Father’s Artistic Journey After Losing Two Kids to Road Violence

Colin Campbell and his wife Gail Lerner lost both their children in a car crash with impaired driver. Now, it's a show.

September 28, 2023

Opinion: Bring Back ‘Give Respect/Get Respect’ Campaign

If cyclists don't throw their own bad apples under the bus, we won't get safer streets, argues this West Side advocate.

September 27, 2023
See all posts