Westchester to Long Island tunnel would cost up to $55 billion, study shows

The Journal News » Gov. Andrew Cuomo this week pledged to continue pursuing a long-discussed plan to build a tunnel from Long Island to Westchester or Connecticut. But it won’t come cheap, according to a state-funded study released Friday. An 18-mile tunnel from Rye or Port Chester in Westchester to Syosset on Long Island would cost an estimated $31.5 to $55.4 billion, the study found.

2018-01-16T16:02:03+00:00 January 5th, 2018|Bridges, Connecticut, Highways, New York|

Cuomo seeks cashless tolling, improved travel plazas on Thruway

AuburnPub.com » Out with the old, clunky toll barriers. In with modern technology.  That’s New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s goal for the New York State Thruway over the next few years. By 2020, he wants to have cashless tolling in place for motorists.

2018-01-05T16:57:45+00:00 January 5th, 2018|Bridges, Highways, New York, Public-Private Partnerships, Tolling|

Traffic Is Piling Up—and So Are Its Costs

The Wall Street Journal » A driver plans to travel 20 miles. The speed limit is 60 mph. How much time should be allowed for the trip? The classic answer is 20 minutes. But if it’s important to arrive on time, the real-world answer is more like 48 minutes.

2017-11-13T14:50:36+00:00 November 13th, 2017|California, New York, Roads, U.S. News|

Inside the Crucial (and Costly) Fight to Fix New York’s Tunnels

Governing » One of the most expensive infrastructure projects in American history is also one of the most vital. But no one knows how to pay for it.

2017-11-06T10:08:04+00:00 November 6th, 2017|Highways, Metro Rail / Transit, New York, Urban|

Ticket to Ride: Cuomo’s 6 biggest transportation projects – and how much further they need to go

City & State New York » Here are the six most important infrastructure investments in New York this year, including the Tappan Zee Bridge project ($3.98 billion), the Gateway Tunnel project ($13 billion) and the Interstate 81 viaduct project in Syracuse ($1.7 billion).

2017-10-18T14:21:26+00:00 October 16th, 2017|Airports, Bridges, Highways, New York, Tappan Zee Bridge Replacement, Tolling|

Associated Press: New York needs $27B to fix local bridges

Associated Press » A new report from state Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli estimates that locally owned bridges need a whopping $27 billion in repairs in order to keep them in good operating condition.

2017-10-12T11:54:36+00:00 October 9th, 2017|Bridges, Highways, New York, Roads|
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