Supporters of a new Tappan Zee Bridge met again today to draw public support and push the debate up a notch. Al Samuels, president of the Rockland Business Association, had some heated words for people who want mass transit on the bridge on Day 1.
My colleague, Khurram Saeed, has the latest:
Anyone who wants to add to the cost of that bridge is an obstructionist,” Samuels said. “I don’t care if it’s a political figure. I don’t care if it’s a community activist organization. I don’t care if it’s an organization that says they are champions of mass transit. It’s pure obstructionism. The money isn’t there. We’ve got to get the basic crossing built.”
What do you think? Should mass transit, including bus rapid transit, be part of the new bridge right away?
(Al Samuels, president of the Rockland Business Association. Photo credit: Carucha Meuse, The Journal News/LoHud.com.)