Gov. Andrew Cuomo is on Staten Island this afternoon, where he’s announcing a plan to reduce tolls for borough residents and commercial drivers traversing the Verrazano-Narrows Bridge.
In a statement Thursday, Carlucci said Rockland and Westchester residents “should not be ignored.” He’s proposing a tax credit for commuters from the two counties.
“I applaud the Governor for announcing a reduction in budget crushing tolls for Staten Island commuters using the Verazano (sic) bridge,” Carlucci said in the statement. “However, Rockland and Westchester residents who use the Tappan Zee Bridge should not be ignored. The new Tappan Zee Bridge will be a bridge to nowhere if residents can’t afford to cross it.”
The current Tappan Zee toll is $5 heading east. But there’s been no word on what the tolls may rise to as the state constructs a replacement for the bridge, whose total cost is expected to exceed $4 billion.