Statement from Chairman Cox on the
Opening of the new Tappan Zee Bridge
August 24, 2017
"It's disgraceful that on the day the new bridge opens, this project still largely remains a black box. While rightfully celebrating today the completion of an urgently needed public works project, huge questions remain as to costs and financing over which the Governor has stumbled recently with contradictory statements. He still owes New Yorkers truthful answers to these questions.
"This project has been plagued by the Governor's penchant for politically-driven black box government, micromanaging and disrespect for the law--traits that in his economic development funding have produced fraudlent, self-serving ads, few jobs and politically-driven, corruption-inducing, wasteful projects that dot the I-90 corridor from Buffalo to Albany and every city in between."
Below is a timeline that highlights critical mile markers throughout the lifespan of the project: