Yesterday, the U.S. Department of Transportation announced that the Tappan Zee Bridge would not be included on a short list of projects invited to apply for federal loans; this news came after Gov. Andrew Cuomo said that the bridge was a top priority for the state and pushed for it to be fast-tracked
The State Republican Party today released a statement blame the DOT’s rejection of the expedited project squarely on the shoulders of Gov. Andrew Cuomo and his fellow Democrats, U.S. Senators Chuck Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand.
How can a project be fast tracked in October and killed in April? It’s called fast tracking a “bridge to nowhere.”
This also points to a failure in leadership on the parts of Senators Gillibrand and Schumer and Governor Cuomo to secure the necessary federal funds from President Obama. Read More