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Press Release
March 23, 2011
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Robert F. Kennedy Bridge Harlem River Lift Span Bridge Lift on Sat., March 26th

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There will be a full bridge closure at the Robert F. Kennedy Bridge's Harlem River Span sometime between 4 a.m. and 4:30 a.m. on Saturday March 26th. The lift will last for approximately 15 minutes to allow marine traffic to pass beneath. Times are approximate and dependent on marine traffic.

Motorists may experience delays and should seek alternate routes.

Press Release
March 22, 2011
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MTA Bridges And Tunnels Gives Motorists Real Travel Time Information Via New Electronic Roadway Signs, Web And Smart Phone Tools

MTA Bridges and Tunnels is installing new electronic travel time signs that will give motorists real time information to major regional destinations and connecting highways. New electronic message signs will eventually be installed at all nine crossings, and are already in place at the Robert F. Kennedy, Verrazano–Narrows, Throgs Neck and Henry Hudson Bridges.

Press Release
March 15, 2011
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Mother Nature Keeping MTA Crews and RoadPatcher Trucks Busy

Getting an early jump on spring paving repairs, MTA Bridges and Tunnels crews have already filled more than 4,000 potholes on the roadways, toll plazas and exit and entrance ramps at its seven bridges and two tunnels. The prolific crop of potholes is a result of a particularly harsh winter.

"We've been very aggressive in dealing with potholes this season," said MTA Bridges and Tunnels Chief Maintenance Officer Patrick Parisi. "As soon as we see them, we've been sending road crews and our RoadPatcher trucks out to fill them."

Press Release
March 9, 2011
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New Traffic Pattern Returns Two-Lanes To Throgs Neck Bridge's Bronx-Bound Cross Island Parkway Ramp

With the nearly $100 million project to replace the Queens approach roadway decking on the Throgs Neck Bridge almost complete, MTA Bridges and Tunnels said today the Bronx-bound, Cross Island Parkway (CIP) ramp will return to two lanes, beginning with Tuesday's evening rush.

"We are taking a fresh look at how we can improve traffic flow on the Throgs Neck CIP on bound ramp now that construction work on the Queens approach is winding down and we have more roadway to work with," said MTA Bridges and Tunnels President Jim Ferrara.

Press Release
February 23, 2011
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Bronx-Whitestone Bridge Bronx Approach Work^Switches To Southbound Lanes With New Traffic Pattern On Sat., Feb. 26th

A new traffic pattern will be in effect at the Bronx–Whitestone Bridge starting Saturday, Feb. 26th as work replacing the three southbound lanes (to Queens) at the Bronx approach of the bridge begins.

The work will require a permanent lane closure of a Queens–bound (south) lane through the end of the fall; however three lanes will remain open during peak driving times by using the center lane as a reversible traffic lane.

Press Release
February 17, 2011
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Henry Hudson Gate Free Operations Cuts Travel Time Through Toll Plaza And Eliminates Traffic Queues In E-ZPass Lanes

No traffic queues; no getting stuck behind someone in an E-ZPass lane_ in short, no delays. The first month of gateless E-ZPass operations at the Henry Hudson Bridge has been successful in both reducing E-ZPass travel times and in keeping traffic moving.

Press Release
January 20, 2011
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A Farewell to Arms: Removal of Gates at Henry Hudson Moves MTA Toward All-Electronic Tolling

The Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) today launched a pilot program that will test both gateless and cashless all-electronic tolling at the Henry Hudson Bridge. MTA Chairman Jay H. Walder, MTA Bridges and Tunnels President Jim Ferrara, MTA Board Members Mark D. Lebow, Robert C. Bickford, Charles G. Moerdler as well as Assemblymen Jeffery Dinowitz, Guillermo Linares, State Sen.

Press Release
January 13, 2011
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Temporary Bridge and Tunnel Officer Positions at MTA's Bridges and Tunnels

MTA Bridges and Tunnels is looking to hire Temporary Bridge and Tunnel Officers (BTOs) to work at its seven bridges and two tunnels, which connect the five boroughs of New York City and are crossed by about 800,000 vehicles daily. These temporary appointments are for a maximum of one year, and the salary is $12.85 per hour.

Press Release
January 4, 2011
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Looking Good! Throgs Neck Bridge Turns The Big 5-0 on Jan. 11th

The Throgs Neck Bridge, built as a key link in the interstate highway system, is turning 50 years old on Jan. 11th. The graceful suspension bridge, which connects the Bronx to Queens and Long Island, was the first major bridge of the postwar era.

"We're proud to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Throgs Neck, which plays an integral role daily in keeping traffic moving through this vital transportation corridor linking New York City with Long Island and New York's northern counties" said MTA Bridges and Tunnels President Jim Ferrara. 

Press Release
December 20, 2010
IMMEDIATE
E-ZPass Is The Way To Go When Tolls Increase at MTA Bridges and Tunnels At 2 AM Thurs., Dec. 30th

Tolls on MTA's seven bridges and two tunnels will go up at 2 AM on Thurs., Dec. 30th , increasing to $6.50 at most crossings for cash customers and increasing 23–cents to $4.80 at most crossings for E–ZPass customers.

The difference between the cash and E–ZPass tolls encourages the use of E–ZPass, which is good for customers, is good for the environment and helps keep traffic moving. Approximately 75 percent of all customers currently use E–ZPass at MTA crossings.

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