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Tappan Zee moves ahead; pressure ends toll hike

This artist's rendering provided by the New York State Thruway Authority shows a conception of a new Tappan Zee Bridge spanning the Hudson River.
This artist's rendering provided by the New York State Thruway Authority shows a conception of a new Tappan Zee Bridge spanning the Hudson River.
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New York on Monday dropped its proposal for a 45 percent increase in the state Thruway toll for truckers following pressure by an upstate business group, consumers and Republicans, while advancing a $3.14 billion replacement for the Tappan Zee Bridge in New York City’s northern suburbs. Gov. Andrew Cuomo praised the reversal on the toll proposal made in May by the Thruway Authority headed by Cuomo’s appointees. Cuomo had publicly distanced himself from the increase ...

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