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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
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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.

Press Release
December 15, 2010
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MTA Bridges and Tunnels Gears Up For Winter

With winter looming, MTA Bridges and Tunnels employees are working hard to make sure all snow and ice-fighting equipment is ready to go, including storing 8,000 tons of deicer and preparing its fleet of 102 trucks.

Snow plows are being fitted onto regular maintenance trucks and salt domes are being filled with tons of deicer. Last winter MTA Operations and Maintenance personnel battled 10 storms, including five in the month of February alone.

Press Release
November 10, 2010
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Queens Midtown Tunnel Turns 70 Years Old November 15th

It took 20 years of lobbying and planning and four years of hard work but on Nov. 15th, 1940, the Queens Midtown Tunnel, linking Manhattan and Long Island City, Queens, opened to the public. At the time it was the largest, non–federal public works project in the nation.

Press Release
November 9, 2010
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Queens Midtown Tunnel Queens–bound Tube Closed For Roadway Work 1 AM, Sat., Nov. 13th Through 5 AM Mon., Nov. 15th

The Queensbound (south) tube of the Queens Midtown Tunnel will be closed to traffic from 1 AM on Saturday, Nov. 13th through 5 AM on Monday, Nov. 15th for 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 vehicles are urged to use either the Robert F. Kennedy Bridge or Brooklyn–Battery Tunnel.

Motorists should expect delays and use an alternate route if possible.

Press Release
November 5, 2010
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New Traffic Pattern At Bronx-Whitestone Will Result in Three Lanes Opened in Each Direction During Peak Driving Hours Beginning Mon., Nov. 8th Through Next February

There's good news ahead for Bronx–Whitestone travelers. A new traffic configuration being put in place over the weekend will result in all three bridge lanes being opened in both directions during peak driving hours beginning Monday, Nov. 8th. This new traffic pattern will remain in place throughout the holiday season and into early 2011.

Work on the four–year, nearly $200 million project to replace the original 71–year–old bridge roadway near the Bronx end continues on schedule and is currently approximately 65 percent complete.  

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