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Press Release
March 16, 2009
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Circus Elephants' Annual Walk Through Queens Midtown Tunnel QMT Closed to Traffic: 11:30 PM (3/23) to 2 AM (3/24)

Once again New York City hosts the circus, and the popular parade of elephants will be making a grand entrance via the Queens Midtown Tunnel just before midnight on Monday, March 23rd.  Motorists should use alternate routes during this period (from 11:30 PM); the tunnel is expected to re–open at approximately 2 AM, Tuesday, March 24th.

Press Release
March 10, 2009
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"E-ZPass On-the-Go" Expanding Vendor Opportunities in All Five Boroughs, Long Island

E–ZPass On–the–Go, a pre–packaged tag pre–loaded for toll payment,isbeing expanded and offered to interested retailers in all five boroughs and on Long Island, building on the success of the pilot sales program introduced in the Bronx and Queens last year.  

Press Release
February 26, 2009
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Easy Access to Truck Customer Info on MTA Website

Truckers can now go to a special online page at MTA Bridges and Tunnels' Internet home to access all the information they need about using the agency’s nine crossings in New York City, including weight and size restrictions, hazardous materials rules, facility contacts for special permits, and toll rates.

The Trucker Information page can be found by going to mta.info under MTA Bridges and Tunnels. The page is designed to better serve trucking and commercial vehicle operator customers.

Press Release
February 17, 2009
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Attention E-ZPass Customers: Phone and Online Account System Access Unavailable From 7 pm Thurs., Feb. 19th until Mon., Feb. 23rd at 7 am

Access to MTA Bridges and Tunnels  E–ZPass customer account information via phone or computer will be temporarily suspended from this Thursday, Feb. 19th at 7 p.m. until Monday, Feb. 23rd at 7 a.m. while system–wide maintenance is conducted.

Press Release
February 3, 2009
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Attention E-ZPass Customers: Phone and Online Account System Access Unavailable From 7 pm Thurs., Feb. 5th until Mon., Feb. 9th at 7 am

Access to MTA Bridges and Tunnels  E–ZPass customer account information via phone or computer will be temporarily suspended from this Thursday, Feb. 5th at 7 p.m. until Monday, Feb. 9 at 7 a.m. while system–wide maintenance is conducted.

Press Release
January 30, 2009
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Staten Island E-ZPass Customer Service Center Moving to 1150 South Ave.—Opening Feb. 9th One Edgewater Plaza CSC Closes Feb. 5th at 7 PM

MTA Bridges and Tunnels and the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey are alerting walk–in customers who use the Staten Island E–ZPass Customer Service Center that the facility will be relocating to 1150 South Avenue effective Monday, February 9th.  The last day for business at the current location, One Edgewater Plaza, will be Thursday, February 5th.   

During this interim period from Thursday, February 5th at 7 p.m. until Monday, February 9th at 7 a.m., access to all E–ZPass account service online and via phone will be suspended for system maintenance.

Press Release
December 22, 2008
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Message from MTA Bridges and Tunnels: Have a Safe and Happy Holiday Season-Don't Drive While Intoxicated!

December is "National Drunk and Drugged Driving Prevention Month" and as the holiday season kicks into full festive mode, MTA Bridges and Tunnels wants to remind its customers not to operate a vehicle under the influence of alcohol or drugs.

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), every day 36 people in the United States die and approximately 700 more are injured in auto crashes that involve an alcohol–impaired driver. Nearly one third of all traffic–related deaths are linked to drivers who are under the influence drugs or alcohol.

Press Release
December 12, 2008
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Henry Hudson Bridge General Manager Al Rivera Attentive to Customers and Neighbors

At the northern tip of Manhattan, the 72-year-old Henry Hudson Bridge arches from Inwood Hill Park into the Bronx communities of Spuyten Duyvil and Riverdale, where bridge General Manager Albert Rivera is certainly no stranger. During any given work day, Mr. Rivera is busy making the rounds at the bridge and on either side to check on issues, major or minor, that could affect local residents, as well as motorists who use the bridge. Currently the bridge is in the midst of an $86.5 million lower level deck reconstruction to be completed in 2010.
Press Release
December 4, 2008
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Bridges and Tunnels Staff Ready to Meet Winter Weather Head-on

Winter is just around the corner and MTA Bridges and Tunnels is prepped and ready to go.  The agency has more than 6,000 tons of roadway deicer, a fleet of 76 snow vehicles and hundreds of snow-trained employees ready for whatever the winter may have in store for the seven bridges and two tunnels it operates in New York City.

Press Release
December 1, 2008
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Bronx-Whitestone Bridge:$192.8 Million Contract Awarded for Major Reconstruction at Bronx Approach

MTA Bridges and Tunnels has awarded a $192.8 million contract to replace and widen the roadway and supporting structure of the Bronx approach at the Bronx-Whitestone Bridge, which connects the Bronx to Queens and Long Island.

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