Tag Archives: New York State Thruway Authority

Constitutional Use of Toll Revenue the Subject of Recent Federal Court Decision

Public agencies with toll-setting authority should take note of a recent federal court decision relating to the uses of user fees and toll revenue, as well as the stated goals of the plaintiff in that case. The U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York recently clarified the constitutional uses of toll revenue … Continue Reading

Tappan Zee Receives $1.6 Billion TIFIA Loan

The New York State Thruway Authority has received federal approval of a 35-year low interest loan for the $4.8 billion Tappan Zee bridge replacement project through the federal government’s Transportation Infrastructure Finance and Innovation Act (“TIFIA”).  As previously reported, the Authority originally applied for credit assistance for up to 49% of eligible project costs under the … Continue Reading

Tappan Zee Bridge Contract Awarded

As reported in our December 18 post, the New York State Thruway Authority unanimously approved award of the design-build contract for the Tappan Zee bridge replacement project to Tappan Zee Constructors, LLC.  All required approvals for contract award have now been obtained, and the Authority issued the notice to proceed on January 18, 2013.… Continue Reading

NYS Thruway Board Approves $3.1 Billion Design-Build Contract for Tappan Zee Bridge

On December 17, 2012, the Board of the New York State Thruway Authority (“NYSTA”) unanimously approved award of the design-build contract for the Tappan Zee bridge replacement project to Tappan Zee Constructors, LLC (a consortium of Fluor Enterprises, Inc., American Bridge Company, Granite Construction Northeast, Inc., and Traylor Bros., Inc.).  New twin spans will replace … Continue Reading

New York State Passes Historic Design-Build Legislation

On Friday, Dec. 9, 2011, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo signed historic design-build legislation into law, giving five state entities – the New York State Department of Transportation, the New York State Thruway Authority, the Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation, the Department of Environmental Conservation and the New York State Bridge Authority – … Continue Reading

Pre-SOQ Informational Meeting Scheduled for Tappan Zee Hudson River Crossing Project in New York

In advance of its deadline for statements of qualifications (SOQ),  the New York State Department of Transportation and the New York State Thruway Authority are holding a Pre-SOQ Informational Meeting for the Tappan Zee Hudson River Crossing Project.  The event will take place on Wednesday, Dec. 14, at the Westchester County Center in White Plains, … Continue Reading
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