As 2007 draws to a close, here are some travel tips for our customers who plan to be on the roads, bridges and tunnels this New Year's Eve. "As always, the safety of our customers is our chief concern," said David Moretti, Acting President of MTA Bridges and Tunnels. "We encourage New Year's revelers to opt for mass transit especially if they are traveling into Manhattan, but if driving is necessary we urge motorists to proceed with extra caution this holiday."
- Don't drink and drive.
- Visit www.mta.info and go to the MTA Bridges and Tunnels page for service updates about our facilities.
- Before setting out know the current road conditions and weather forecast so that you may prepare your route appropriately. Leave early in case of unexpected traffic delays.
- Especially while driving at night, be sure your vehicle's front and rear windshields, side windows and all mirrors are clean for optimal visibility.
- Buckle your safety belt before starting your vehicle.
- Always obey toll plaza and bridge speed limits. Maintain a safe distance between you and the vehicle in front of you.
MTA Bridges and Tunnels facilities serve more than 800,000 customers daily. These facilities, which connect the five boroughs of New York City, are the Triborough, Throgs Neck, Bronx-Whitestone, Henry Hudson, Verrazano-Narrows, Cross Bay Veterans Memorial and Marine Parkway-Gil Hodges Bridges, and the Queens Midtown and Brooklyn-Battery Tunnels.