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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.

Press Release
November 25, 2008
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Ready to Use, Available Now: "E-ZPass-On-the-Go" at New York Transit Museum Shop

Holiday shoppers in need of a budget–themed gift are in luck: E–ZPass–On–the–Go is now available for $30 per tag at both New York Transit Museum shop locations-in Brooklyn Heights and Grand Central Terminal in Manhattan.E–ZPass–On the–Go makes it easy for customers of MTA Bridges and Tunnels crossings who still pay cash to try this electronic device that saves time, money, and gas. For example, the toll on most MTA bridges and tunnels is $5, but E–ZPass customers pay only $4.15. For a regular commuter that's more than $400 in annual savings.

Press Release
November 25, 2008
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MTA Bridges and Tunnels Suspends Routine Construction for Wed. & Thurs. (Thanksgiving Day)

On Wednesday motorists will take to the road in great number to reach their destinations for Thanksgiving, the most travel-heavy holiday of the year.  In recognition of these two anticipated high volume traffic days, MTA Bridges and Tunnels will suspend all routine maintenance work beginning at 12 noon on Wednesday, November 26th through Thursday, November 27th.The agency’s nine crossings will also have extra staff on hand to assist with increased holiday traffic.

Press Release
November 21, 2008
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Triborough Bridge Renamed Robert F. Kennedy Bridge

MTA Bridges and Tunnels marked the official re–christening on Wednesday of its Triborough Bridge, which is now the Robert F. Kennedy Bridge. The ceremony, attended by former President Bill Clinton, MTA leadership, New York State and City officials and Kennedy family members, took place on a cold sunny morning in Astoria Park in the shadow of the bridge's Queens suspended span. Legislation renaming the bridge was signed into law by Governor David Paterson on August 8, 2008.

Press Release
October 30, 2008
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Rockaways Cross Bay Bridge Pedestrian Walkway Re-opens

The new, improved walkway at the Cross Bay Veterans Memorial Bridge in the Rockaways has re–opened to the public after nearly a year of reconstruction.

Work on this popular pedestrian and cyclist crossing was completed as part of MTA Bridges and Tunnels' overall $56.9 million deck rehabilitation of the 38–year old bridge that will continue through spring 2010.

Press Release
October 29, 2008
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Man at the Helm: Verrazano-Narrows Bridge General Manager James Ferrara

There's no such thing as an ordinary work day for Jim Ferrara, General Manager of the Verrazano–Narrows Bridge, which links Staten Island to Brooklyn and the rest of New York City and is the MTA's most traveled crossing with 190,000 trips per day.

Press Release
October 14, 2008
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Vehicle Fleet Operations: Going Green at MTA Bridges and Tunnels

MTA Bridges and Tunnels' Fleet Operations has reduced the time, effort and cost of replacing vehicle parts through careful recycling, and decreased the agency's carbon foot print by 216,464 lbs. last year through use of alternative fuel. The savings are expected to be even greater this year, and by the end of 2009 the agency expects 80% of its vehicles to be on alternative fuel.

Press Release
October 7, 2008
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Lily Pond Avenue Overpass at Verrazano-Narrows Bridge Is Completed Early

The complete replacement of the roadway bridge over Lily Pond Avenue just west of the Verrazano–Narrows Bridge toll plaza was finished today, several months ahead of schedule.

"As always, we appreciate the patience of our customers during this major, necessary rehabilitation, which will ensure the roadway's long–term safe and efficient use for our 190,000 daily customers," said David Moretti, Acting President of MTA Bridges and Tunnels.

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