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BUFFALO COMMUTERS GET 91% OFF WHEN THEY CROSS GRAND ISLAND BRIDGE...TZ BRIDGE TOLLS GOING TO BE $14-
Release Date: August 03, 2012
GAME ON LEASE VOTE RESCHEDULED FOR AUGUST 13 AT 7:30 pm
The Greenburgh Town Board met on Thursday evening, August 2nd to Friday morning (Aug 3rd till 1:15 AM) reviewing the proposed lease with Game on to put a sports bubble at Frank's nursery. We are continuing our on going discussions with Game On and have rescheduled the vote for August 13th at 7:30 PM. We will post the revised lease, once it is finalized, on the town website: www.greenburghny.com
BUFFALO COMMUTERS GET A 91% DISCOUNT WHEN THEY CROSS GRAND ISLAND BRIDGE WE ARE SUBSIDIZING BUFFALO--THEY WON'T BE SUBSIDIZING US! GREATER DISCOUNT URGED...
An article in lohud.com indicated that Cash tolls on the new Tappan Zee Bridge will be in the range of $14 when the new bridge is built but there will be discounts for commuters and E-ZPass users.
Commuters would pay in the neighborhood of $8.40 to cross the 3-mile span, while vehicles with E-ZPass would pay $13.30 per trip. The increases nearly triple the rate drivers pay today to travel over the Tappan Zee Bridge. In my opinion, the tolls will have a negative impact on residents, businesses and working people.
Residents of both counties need reasonable access across the bridge. NYS needs to find a way to support funding alternatives for the bridge without the need to place an unfair and unnecessary burden on the local community and its economy.
in Buffalo the state offers residents of Buffalo a significant discount on the Grand Island Bridge. As you will note from the Thruway Authority provisions posted on their website below: Grand Island residents pay only 9 cents to cross the Grand Island Bridges. Non residents pay $1 per trip! Westchester residents are currently subsidizing the bridge toll fees for residents of the Buffalo area. Why can’t they do the same for us? It’s not fair for the state to provide significant toll reductions for people upstate and not do the same for people downstate.
The following is from the NYS Thruway Authority website: Thruway Grand Island Resident**: Receive a $0.91 discount per trip ($0.09 versus the cash $1.00 per trip) on the Grand Island Bridges. Proof of Grand Island residency required. No minimum usage is required. Residency status is subject to periodic review. If this plan is selected, the $25 required prepayment in Box B of application is waived. Plan Code: (GIR) - Required Prepayment ($5.00). * Attach a copy of one of the following: vehicle registration, driver's license, or utility bill. A vehicle registration may be used on only one E-ZPass account. Residency status is subject to periodic review. ** You must provide a copy of your driver's license, utility bill or lease agreement AND a copy of your vehicle registration for each E-ZPass Tag requested. A vehicle registration may be used on only one E-ZPass account. Residency status is subject to periodic review.
Paul J. Feiner
Greenburgh Town Supervisor