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Press Release
April 9, 2008
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MTA Bridges and Tunnels: Celebrating 75 Years of Linking New York City

MTA Bridges and Tunnels: Celebrating 75 Years of
Linking New York City

MTA Bridges and Tunnels, created in the midst of the Great Depression and now the world’s largest vehicular toll collection agency, turns 75 this year.  In 1968, the agency, then known as the Triborough Bridge and Tunnel Authority (TBTA), was folded into the newly created Metropolitan Transportation Authority and began providing financial support for MTA regional transit services.

Press Release
March 28, 2008
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MTA Bridges and Tunnels $2.5 Billion Five-year Capital Program

MTA Bridges and Tunnels
$2.5 Billion Five-year Capital Program

MTA Bridges and Tunnels officials briefed the Bridges and Tunnels Committee of the MTA Board last week on their self-funded $2.5 billion five-year capital program.  The program is financed by bonds backed by the agency’s toll revenue.  The agency handles 830,000 vehicles a day and provides about 60% of its toll revenue to support the transit services of the MTA.

Press Release
March 14, 2008
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Elephant Promenade through Queens Midtown Tunnel

Elephant Promenade through Queens Midtown Tunnel

The elephants, horses and assorted circus folk are coming to town—and they’ll make their appearance via the Queens Midtown Tunnel shortly after midnight (Tuesday night into Wednesday morning) on Wednesday, March 18th, if all goes according to schedule. 

Press Release
March 13, 2008
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New Tolls Start Sunday, March 16, 2008

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Press Release
February 28, 2008
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E-ZPass on-the-Go on Sale Now at Select New York Area Stores: Simply Get It and Go

E-ZPass on the Go

 

"E-ZPass on-the-Go" on Sale Now

at Select New York Area Stores:

Simply Get It and "Go"

Press Release
February 22, 2008
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MTA Bridges and Tunnels Breaks Record for Vehicular Traffic in 2007

MTA Bridges and Tunnels' nine facilities handled 304.3 million trips in 2007, the most paid trips in the 72-year operating history of the agency, surpassing its previous record of 303 million set in 2004.

The Verrazano-Narrows Bridge carried the most traffic, with 70.3 million trips, followed by the Triborough Bridge with 62.5 million. The highest traffic was in August, when 27.2 million trips were made, while the single busiest day was Friday, June 22 with 973,864 single day trips. The record for 2007 represents an 0.74% increase over 2006 traffic.

Press Release
February 12, 2008
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Streamlined E-ZPass Application: Short-cut to Savings

MTA Bridges and Tunnels has fast-tracked the process to sign up for an E-ZPass account with the introduction of a new simplified one-page application form.

Applications are now available upon request at any cash lane at Triborough, Throgs Neck, Bronx-Whitestone, Henry Hudson Bridges, and the Queens Midtown and Brooklyn-Battery Tunnels.

Press Release
February 8, 2008
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E-ZPass Application Now Available at Select DMV Offices in All New York City Boroughs

MTA Bridges and Tunnels is making it more convenient than ever to sign up for an E-ZPass account by making applications available at 11 designated New York State Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) locations within New York City.

Press Release
February 4, 2008
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Special Advisory SuperBowl Giants Parade

NY Giants Victory Parade will especially impact Brooklyn Battery Tunnel Traffic Tuesday from early morning until 2pm. Expect Delays. Use Transit If You Can.

Press Release
January 10, 2008
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MTA Announces Plans to Tear Down Vacant Toll Booths and Other Improvements at the Verrazano-Narrows Bridge

MTA Bridges and Tunnels today announced a series of planned improvements for the Verrazano-Narrows Bridge toll plaza, including a design for removal of the long-unused eastbound toll booths and re-alignment of the eastbound roadway. Demolition is expected in 2011. The eastbound booths have not been used since 1986 when one-way toll collection began.

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