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Press Release
February 22, 2008
IMMEDIATE
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.

The following is 2007 traffic volume by facility:

Facility

Vehicles

Verrazano-Narrows Bridge 70,349,348
Triborough Bridge 62,491,348
Throgs Neck Bridge 41,913.767
Bronx-Whitestone Bridge 42,371,734
Queens Midtown Tunnel 29,365,541
Henry Hudson Bridge 24,109,519
Brooklyn-Battery Tunnel 18,131,899
Marine Parkway-Gil Hodges Memorial Bridge 7,830,957
Cross Bay Veterans Bridge 7,676,280

During the year, MTA recorded its two billionth E-ZPass transaction since it introduced the technology to New York City motorists in 1995. E-ZPass use continues to grow and is currently (76%) weekdays and (68%) on weekends. For more information or to sign up for E-ZPass, visit the website at: www.ezpassny.com or call 1-800-333-TOLL.



Evening traffic flows to and from the Brooklyn Battery Tunnel with the Verrazano-Narrows Bridge on the horizon.