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Astorino Proposes Using $2B Bank Settlement For New TZ Bridge

Rob Astorino and Rockland County Executive Ed Day are calling on the state to use settlement money to help fund the new Tappan Zee Bridge.
Rob Astorino and Rockland County Executive Ed Day are calling on the state to use settlement money to help fund the new Tappan Zee Bridge. Photo Credit: Contributed

WESTCHESTER COUNTY, N.Y. -- Westchester County Executive Rob Astorino, along with Rockland County Executive Ed Day are recommending the sate use nearly $2 billion from a bank settlement in an effort to partially fund the construction of the new Tappan Zee Bridge, according to LoHud.com.

Under Astorino and Day's plan, 40 percent of a $5 billion fund would be used to help defray the cost of the $3.9 billion project and prevent massive toll increases, LoHud.com said.

"Using bank settlement money to fund new Tappan Zee Bridge would be sensible thing to ensure motorists aren't slammed with sky high tolls," Astorino Tweeted .

Recent reports have suggested that tolls on the new bridge would triple to $15 in order to help fund the project, LoHud.com said.

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