Tappan Zee Bridge Transit Task Force Finally Announced

Four months after it was initially promised, the New York State Thruway Authority has announced the much-anticipated Mass Transit Task Force for the new Tappan Zee Bridge. We’re also pleased to report that TSTC’s Executive Director, Veronica Vanterpool, has been selected to serve on the Task Force.

Over the course of the next year, the Task Force will work to identify transit solutions for the bridge and the I-287 corridor in Westchester and Rockland Counties, develop transit funding strategies, and create a corridor management plan.

The members of the Mass Transit Task Force are:
• Rob Astorino, Westchester County Executive
• Scott Baird, Nyack Chamber of Commerce
• David Carlucci, Member, New York State Senate
• Peter Casper, New York State Thruway Authority
• Harriet Cornell, Chairwoman, Rockland County Legislature
• Jan Degenshein, architect and planner, former Chairman, Rockland Business Association
• Jonathan Drapkin, Hudson Valley Pattern for Progress
• Tish Dubow, Mayor, Village of South Nyack
• Kristine Edwards, New York State Department of Transportation
• Drew Fixell, Mayor, Village of Tarrytown
• Marsha Gordon, Business Council of Westchester County
• Ellen Jaffee, Member, New York State Assembly
• Thomas Madison, Executive Director, New York State Thruway Authority
• Joan McDonald, Commissioner, New York State Department of Transportation
• John Nonna, Board Member, Westchester League of Conservation Voters
• Larry Salley, former Westchester County Transportation Commissioner
• Veronica Vanterpool, Tri-State Transportation Campaign
• Amy Paulin, Member, New York State Assembly
• Karen Rae, Deputy Secretary to the Governor for Transportation
• Tom Roach, Mayor, City of White Plains
• Mark Roche, ARUP Engineering
• Christopher St. Lawrence, Supervisor Town of Ramapo
• Brandon Sall, Board Member, New York State Thruway Authority
• Mary Jane Shimsky, Member, Westchester Board of Legislators
• Andrea Stewart-Cousins, Member, New York State Senate
• C. Scott Vanderhoef, Rockland County Executive
• Jen White, Mayor, Village of Nyack
• Robert Yaro, President, Regional Plan Association

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