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Press Release
April 28, 2009
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Bronx-Whitestone Bridge Marks 70 Years As Critical NYC Crossing

"The finest suspension bridge of them all," proclaimed Robert Moses during  opening day ceremonies for the Bronx–Whitestone Bridge on April 29, 1939.  Seven decades later the bridge still cuts a graceful figure across the East River as it links the Bronx to Queens and Long Island beyond.

Press Release
April 16, 2009
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Verrazano-Narrows Employees Corral Injured Goose

Two MTA Bridges and Tunnels employees were led on a brief, but wild goose chase Thursday morning after getting reports from motorists about an injured Canadian goose in the roadway at the Verrazano–Narrows Bridge.

Officer Gus Sasso and Level I Maintainer Jim Ferguson heard a call come over the radio around 11 a.m. Thursday about an injured duck or goose on the lower level of the Staten Island–bound roadway. Ferguson, who was in a wrecker truck on the Staten Island side of the bridge, and Sasso, on patrol nearby, immediately responded.

Press Release
March 27, 2009
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MTA Bridges and Tunnels Statement on Bronx-Whitestone Closure

Shortly after 1 p.m., a boom truck driven by a MTA Bridges and Tunnels contractor struck an overhead gantry sign on the Queensbound (southbound) plaza of the Bronx-Whitestone Bridge near the Queens anchorage.

The impact took down a nearly 45 foot wide and 15 foot high sign and the gantry, the metal system that supports signs, blocking six lanes (three southbound and three northbound lanes), and closing the bridge in both directions.

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.

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