A key vote on the Tappan Zee Bridge replacement project is set to take place this morning, with the New York Metropolitan Transportation Council expected to unanimously OK the estimated $5.2 billion project.
A unanimous approval would allow the project — which is being pushed by Gov. Andrew Cuomo and the state Thruway Authority — to pursue federal funding. A previously scheduled vote had been postponed after some members of the council, including Westchester County Executive Rob Astorino and Rockland County Executive Scott Vanderhoef, voiced concern about some of the project’s unknowns, such as how it will be financed and what kind of mass transit options would be available.
Need a refresher? Check out this piece from The Journal News’ Theresa Juva-Brown, which lays out all of the key details for this morning’s vote.
The state Department of Transportation is live-streaming the vote, which is expected at any minute. You can watch live here.
(Photo of Vanderhoef, Astorino and Putnam County Executive Mary Ellen Odell by Frank Becerra Jr / The Journal News)