Scope Summary Report
This Scoping Summary Report incorporates information provided in the Scoping Information Packet for the Tappan Zee Hudson River Crossing Project, lists public and agency comments on the Scoping Information Packet, responds to the comments received, and includes updated information as necessary to address the public comments. Updated or revised text is shown in italics throughout this document. This document describes the purpose and need for the project (Section 1); the alternatives under consideration (Section 2); the framework for the project’s environmental analysis (Section 3); the public involvement program for the project (Section 4), and agency and public comments and responses (Section 5).
The purpose of the project is to maintain a vital link in the regional and national transportation network by providing a Hudson River crossing between Rockland and Westchester Counties, New York that addresses the limitations and shortcomings of the existing Governor Malcolm Wilson Tappan Zee Bridge (“Tappan Zee Bridge”). The project would address the structural, operational, safety, security and mobility needs of the Tappan Zee Hudson River Crossing.
Section 1 Purpose and Need
Section 2 Alternatives Development and Evaluation
Section 3 Environmental Analysis Framework
Section 4 Public Involvement and Agency Coordination
Section 5 Public and Agency Comments and Responses
Appendix A White Paper on Transit and the Tappan Zee Hudson River Crossing Project
Appendix B List of Public Comments on the Scoping Information Packet