Tappan Zee Bridge Meeting Draws Criticism

The New York Metropolitan Transportation Council announced Friday it had scheduled the meeting for Monday

Saturday, Aug 18, 2012  |  Updated 8:26 AM EDT
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Tappan Zee Bridge Meeting Draws Criticism

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The environmental group Riverkeeper is criticizing officials for giving only three days' notice for a vote on a plan to build a new Tappan Zee Bridge north of New York City.
 
The New York Metropolitan Transportation Council announced Friday it had scheduled the meeting for Monday. Westchester County Executive Rob Astorino has said he expected the meeting would be next month.
 
Riverkeeper says the council's regulations require public notice for such meetings to be given two weeks ahead of time, except in emergencies.
 
But council spokeswoman Lisa Daglian says the group is referring to a draft policy that was never adopted. She says the council has met state requirements.
 
Matt Wing, a spokesman for Gov. Andrew Cuomo, says federal officials have urged the board to vote as quickly as possible.

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