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Press Release
March 22, 2010
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Know Before You Go! Check Your Email, Get the "Traffic Scoop," Fasten Your Seatbelt and Hit the Road! MTA Bridges and Tunnels Keeps Customers in the Loop via Email Traffic Alerts

Customers have a quick and easy way at their fingertips to be "in the know" about traffic conditions at MTA Bridges and Tunnels' nine New York City crossings: simply visit mta.info and register for Email and Text Message Traffic Alerts.

Press Release
March 18, 2010
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Circus Elephants' Annual Walk Through Queens Midtown Tunnel

Manhattan–bound Tube Closed to Traffic;
Two–way Traffic in Queens–bound Tube:
Mon., 3/22 from 11:30 PM to 2 AM (3/23)

Press Release
March 15, 2010
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RFK Bridge's Harlem River Lift Span Big Paint Job, Done Deal

After looking like a huge gift–wrapped present at various times during the past year–and–a–half, the Harlem River span of the 74–year–old Robert F. Kennedy Bridge is finally ready for its close–up, all shiny and freshly painted.  Various parts of the intricate steel vertical lift span bridge have been covered with containment material throughout the complex paint job.  

Press Release
March 9, 2010
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Mother Nature Keeping MTA Bridges and Tunnels' Crews and RoadPatcher Truck Busy This Pothole Season

MTA Bridges and Tunnels' pothole repair crews are keeping busy; thanks to a rainy, snowy winter season that has included seven winter storms to date and the snowiest February on record in New York City. Maintenance crews, with help using the agency's RoadPatcher pothole repair truck, have filled more than 2,500 potholes since January, including 1,000 potholes in the first full week of March.  

Press Release
March 1, 2010
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Dramatic Drop in Accidents on Throgs Neck Bridge CIP Northbound Ramp; Dedicated Single Lane Improves Traffic Flow

The one–lane Cross Island Parkway (CIP) on–ramp to the Throgs Neck Bridge is officially a safety success story: traffic accidents at the ramp are down 83% since January when the Bronx–bound ramp was re–striped and delineated to one–lane operation. 

Initially, the single–lane configuration was a temporary lane reduction to allow for deck reconstruction work and repairs from a July 2009 fire; but the arrangement ended up revealing by contrast just how accident–prone the original two–lane merge on the ramp had been.  

Press Release
January 26, 2010
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Verrazano-Narrows Toll Plaza Improvement

MTA Bridges and Tunnels announced today that Paul J. Scariano, Inc. of Brooklyn was chosen as the contractor for the first phase of a major toll plaza improvement project at the Verrazano-Narrows Bridge that includes demolition of 8 unused Brooklyn-bound toll booths. The $2.5 million project also involves removing various components such as concrete islands, utilities, canopy structures, electronic signs as well as other electrical, concrete and asphalt restoration work.

Press Release
December 30, 2009
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Message from MTA Bridges and Tunnels: Have a Safe and Happy New Year!

MTA Bridges and Tunnels reminds its customers never to operate a vehicle under the influence of alcohol or drugs, to ensure a safe New Year’s holiday—and every day. If mass transit is not an option, please use common sense and arrange for a designated driver.

Press Release
December 17, 2009
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MTA Bridges and Tunnels Personnel Ready to Battle Winter Weather

With winter weather fast approaching, MTA Bridges and Tunnels is primed and ready to hit the roadways with snow and ice–fighting supplies that include 8,000 tons of deicer and a fleet of 97 trucks.

Press Release
December 2, 2009
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Weather Sensors Help MTA Bridges and Tunnels Keep Customers Safe

When Mother Nature kicks up her heels with high winds as she did recently over the Thanksgiving Holiday weekend, MTA Bridges and Tunnels uses a system of technologically–advanced weather sensors to help keep motorists safe.

Press Release
November 20, 2009
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Bridge Employees Rescue Kids After Schoolbus Catches Fire at Verrazano-Narrows Bridge Toll Plaza

A class outing for a busload of 4–and–5–year old children from a Brooklyn elementary school was interrupted Friday morning when the bus caught fire near the Staten Island–bound toll plaza at the Verrazano–Narrows Bridge. MTA Bridge and Tunnel Officers and staff acted quickly and heroically, dousing the flames and evacuating the children as smoke poured inside the bus.

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