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Press Release
July 29, 2011
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Customers Snapping Up On The Go Tags

A pilot program to sell E-ZPass On The Go tags in cash lanes is proving to be popular with customers at the Henry Hudson Bridge with nearly 2,500 tags sold in the first month.

The program, which began at the Henry Hudson on June 27th, is an effort to make it easier for customers to open an E-ZPass account and experience the savings ($1.70 at most MTA crossings and $1.80 at the Henry Hudson) and ease of E-ZPass, which is good for customers, good for the environment and the most efficient way for the MTA to collect tolls and keep traffic moving.

Press Release
July 25, 2011
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Queens Midtown Tunnel Tube Into Queens Closed For Necessary Roadway Work Beginning 1 AM, Sat., July 30th Through 3 AM Mon., August 1st

The Queens Midtown Tunnel tube heading into Queens will be closed to traffic beginning 1 AM on Saturday, July 30th through 3 a.m. on Monday, August 1st for necessary roadway repair and repaving work.

Two-way traffic will be in effect in the remaining tube for cars and NYCT buses only during this period. Commercial traffic must use an alternate route while two-way traffic operations are in effect.

Motorists should expect delays and are advised to use either the Robert F. Kennedy Bridge or Brooklyn-Battery Tunnel as an alternate.

Press Release
July 22, 2011
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Two of Three Lanes On Henry Hudson Bridge To Manhattan And One Henry Hudson Parkway Lane Closed Sun.-Fri. During Night and Overnight Hours

Two of three lanes on the Henry Hudson Bridge into Manhattan and one of two lanes on the Henry Hudson Parkway from the Kappock Street entrance to the bridge will be closed nightly Sunday through Friday for necessary construction.

Monday through Friday morning, the closures will take place from 7 p.m. to 5 a.m. On Sunday lanes will close at 9 p.m. through 5 a.m. to accommodate weekend traffic. These closures will be in effect until September.

Press Release
July 19, 2011
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Beginning July 24th Two of Three Lanes On Henry Hudson Bridge To Manhattan And One Henry Hudson Parkway Lane Closed Sun.-Fri. Between 7 PM and 5 AM

Beginning Sunday, July 24th and continuing into September, two of three lanes on the Henry Hudson Bridge heading into Manhattan and one of two lanes on the Henry Hudson Parkway from the Kappock Street entrance to the bridge will be closed nightly Sunday through Friday between 7 p.m. and 5 a.m. for necessary construction.

One bridge lane and one parkway lane into Manhattan will remain open at all times. Motorists are advised that they may experience delays during these times.

Press Release
July 12, 2011
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RFK Bridge Harlem River Lift Span Bridge Lift on Fri., July 15th

The Harlem River Lift Span at the RFK Bridge will be closed intermittently to vehicular traffic, in both directions to and from Manhattan, for up to 15 minutes at a time to allow for maintenance. The closures will take place on this Friday, July 15, from 12:01 AM until 5 AM. To minimize customer inconvenience, MTA Bridges and Tunnels, as a matter of policy, schedules roadway work during off-peak travel periods whenever it is safe and practical.

Motorists may experience delays and should seek alternate routes.

Press Release
July 8, 2011
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MTA Bridges and Tunnels Wins Award For Travel Time and Real Time Travel Info From Nation's Largest Transportation Technology Organization

MTA Bridges and Tunnels received an award by Intelligent Transportation Society of America, the nation's largest transportation technology organization, for two new programs that help drivers avoid traffic congestion through accurate travel time information.

ITS America's Smart Solution Spotlight award was given to Bridges and Tunnels for the agency's Real Time travel signs and the MTA Travel Time website traffic tool.

Press Release
July 7, 2011
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Queens Midtown Tunnel Tube Heading Into Manhattan Closed For Necessary Work 9 PM Fri., July 8th Through 2:00 AM Mon., July 11th

The Queens Midtown Tunnel tube leading into Manhattan will be closed to traffic beginning 9 PM on Friday, July 8th through 2:00 AM on Mon., July 11th while necessary construction and rehabilitation work is performed.

Two-way traffic operation will be in effect in the remaining tube for cars and NYCT buses only during this time. Commercial traffic must use an alternate route while two-way traffic operations are in effect.

Press Release
July 5, 2011
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MTA's Flagship Robert F. Kennedy/Triborough Bridge Celebrates 75th Anniversary July 11th

Photography Exhibit, Oral History Project and Fall Walking Tour Planned

MTA Bridges and Tunnels, in cooperation with the Greater Astoria Historical Society, will commemorate the 75th anniversary of the Robert F. Kennedy (originally known as Triborough) Bridge on Monday, July 11th with the opening of a special photography exhibit, featuring images rarely seen by the public.

Press Release
July 1, 2011
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Customers Love Convenience Of Buying E-ZPass On The Go Tags At Henry Hudson Bridge Cash Lanes

It's a hit! Customers are snapping up E-ZPass On The Go tags, which went on sale in the cash lanes at the Henry Hudson Bridge on June 27th. Through 1 p.m. on Friday, a total of 467 tags were sold.

"We're happy to make it easier than ever for motorists to experience the convenience of E-ZPass, which is good for customers, good for the environment and good for the MTA," said Bridges and Tunnels President Jim Ferrara.

Press Release
June 30, 2011
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Queens Midtown Tunnel Tube Heading Into Manhattan Closed For Necessary Work 9 PM Fri., July  8th Through 2:00 AM Mon., July 11th

Two-Way Traffic Will Operate In Remaining Tube

The Queens Midtown Tunnel tube leading into Manhattan will be closed to traffic beginning 9 PM on Friday, July 8th through 2:00 AM on Mon., July 11th while necessary construction and rehabilitation work is performed.

Two-way traffic operation will be in effect in the remaining tube for cars and NYCT buses only during this time. Commercial traffic must use an alternate route while two-way traffic operations are in effect. 

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