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Letter: Tappan Zee tolls could escalate

This file photo shows the Tappan Zee Bridge

This file photo shows the Tappan Zee Bridge which spans the Hudson River in New York. (Aug. 20, 2012) Credit: AP

Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo reminds me of the cartoon character Wimpy who famously said, "I'll gladly pay you Tuesday for a hamburger today."

Neither Cuomo nor the New York State Thruway Authority has made public how they would repay a major federal loan to finance most of the $3.9-billion cost of replacing the Tappan Zee Bridge ["Bridge confusion takes toll," News, Sept. 22].

How much more will motorists have to pay in tolls to pick up the tab? Will it double or more over the coming years and decades? Do we have to wait for an answer until after Election Day?

Larry Penner, Great Neck