I’m surprised no one has commented on Marv Fishman’s Jan. 13 letter about the Tappan Zee Bridge project. He asked if the state had considered any alternative to a bridge; specifically whether they had looked at the possibility of a tunnel.
Has anyone done a cost-benefi t analysis — bridge vs. tunnel? Could it be that a tunnel costs more but its life makes it a better option? I should think taxpayers and toll payers would like to know.
Mr. Fishman’s view is probably right on when he says: “Decisions like this can be made more for political reasons and fi - nancial gain for some than for less costly and more feasible options.”
My experience as a businessman is that no politician, legislator or executive wants to rock the boat, even when you lay the facts in their lap.