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

New Tolls Start Sunday, March 16, 2008 style='font-size:14.0pt;line-height:150%;font-family:Arial'>

style='font-size:12.0pt;line-height:150%;font-family:Arial'>Tolls will change
for all categories of vehicles on the nine MTA Bridges and Tunnels facilities starting this
Sunday, March 16th at
3:00 a.m.

style='font-size:12.0pt;line-height:150%;font-family:Arial'>Car tolls for cash customers
will go from $4.50 to $5.00 on the Triborough Bridge, style='font-size:12.0pt;line-height:150%;font-family:Arial'>Bronx-Whitestone style='font-size:12.0pt;line-height:150%;font-family:Arial'> style='font-size:12.0pt;line-height:150%;font-family:Arial'>Bridge style='font-size:12.0pt;line-height:150%;font-family:Arial'>, style='font-size:12.0pt;line-height:150%;font-family:Arial'>Throgs style='font-size:12.0pt;line-height:150%;font-family:Arial'> style='font-size:12.0pt;line-height:150%;font-family:Arial'>Neck style='font-size:12.0pt;line-height:150%;font-family:Arial'> style='font-size:12.0pt;line-height:150%;font-family:Arial'>Bridge style='font-size:12.0pt;line-height:150%;font-family:Arial'> and the style='font-size:12.0pt;line-height:150%;font-family:Arial'>Queens style='font-size:12.0pt;line-height:150%;font-family:Arial'> Midtown and
Brooklyn-Battery Tunnels. E-ZPass customers on these crossings will pay only
$4.15. The Verrazano-Narrows Bridge one-way toll (Staten Island-bound) goes up
from $9.00 to $10.00, $8.30 with E-ZPass. Crossing the
style='font-size:12.0pt;line-height:150%;font-family:Arial'>Henry style='font-size:12.0pt;line-height:150%;font-family:Arial'> style='font-size:12.0pt;line-height:150%;font-family:Arial'>Hudson style='font-size:12.0pt;line-height:150%;font-family:Arial'> style='font-size:12.0pt;line-height:150%;font-family:Arial'>Bridge style='font-size:12.0pt;line-height:150%;font-family:Arial'> will cost $2.75
for cash customers and $1.90 for E-ZPass tag holders. Cash customers on the style='font-size:12.0pt;line-height:150%;font-family:Arial'>Marine Parkway style='font-size:12.0pt;line-height:150%;font-family:Arial'> and style='font-size:12.0pt;line-height:150%;font-family:Arial'>Cross style='font-size:12.0pt;line-height:150%;font-family:Arial'> style='font-size:12.0pt;line-height:150%;font-family:Arial'>Bay style='font-size:12.0pt;line-height:150%;font-family:Arial'> style='font-size:12.0pt;line-height:150%;font-family:Arial'>Bridges style='font-size:12.0pt;line-height:150%;font-family:Arial'> will pay $2.50
starting Sunday, while E-ZPass customers pay $1.55. (Resident discounts apply
for Rockaway and Staten Island residents.)

style='font-size:12.0pt;line-height:150%;font-family:Arial'>Nearly 75 percent
of MTA style='font-size:12.0pt;line-height:150%;font-family:Arial'> style='font-size:12.0pt;line-height:150%;font-family:Arial'>Bridges style='font-size:12.0pt;line-height:150%;font-family:Arial'> and Tunnels
customers pay their tolls with E-ZPass.

style='font-size:12.0pt;line-height:150%;font-family:Arial'>"We have made every
effort to ensure that this transition goes as smoothly as possible for our
customers, though brief delays may occur in the cash lanes," said style='font-size:12.0pt;line-height:150%;font-family:Arial'>MTA style='font-size:12.0pt;line-height:150%;font-family:Arial'> style='font-size:12.0pt;line-height:150%;font-family:Arial'>Bridges style='font-size:12.0pt;line-height:150%;font-family:Arial'> and Tunnels Acting
President David Moretti. "As always, we encourage cash customers to sign up
for an E-ZPass account–it not only saves money, but time and gas, as well."

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(p.2 of 2: MTA B&T Toll Increase press
release)

style='font-size:12.0pt;line-height:150%;font-family:Arial'>Truck tolls will
also change Sunday. For example: two-axle truck tolls will go from $9.00 style='font-size:11.0pt;line-height:150%;font-family:Arial'>

style='font-size:12.0pt;line-height:150%;font-family:Arial'>to $10.00 for cash
customers on the Triborough, Bronx-Whitestone, Throgs Neck

style='font-size:12.0pt;line-height:150%;font-family:Arial'>Bridges and the style='font-size:12.0pt;line-height:150%;font-family:Arial'>Queens style='font-size:12.0pt;line-height:150%;font-family:Arial'> Midtown and Brooklyn-Battery
Tunnels; from $4.50 to $5.00 on the Cross Bay Veterans Memorial and style='font-size:12.0pt;line-height:150%;font-family:Arial'>Marine style='font-size:12.0pt;line-height:150%;font-family:Arial'> style='font-size:12.0pt;line-height:150%;font-family:Arial'>Parkway-Gil style='font-size:12.0pt;line-height:150%;font-family:Arial'> style='font-size:12.0pt;line-height:150%;font-family:Arial'>Hodges style='font-size:12.0pt;line-height:150%;font-family:Arial'> style='font-size:12.0pt;line-height:150%;font-family:Arial'>Memorial style='font-size:12.0pt;line-height:150%;font-family:Arial'> style='font-size:12.0pt;line-height:150%;font-family:Arial'>Bridges style='font-size:12.0pt;line-height:150%;font-family:Arial'>; and from 18.00 to
$20.00 roundtrip on the Verrazano-Narrows Bridge. E-ZPass tolls will also increase and
continue to provide discounts for customers.

style='font-size:12.0pt;line-height:150%;font-family:Arial'>MTA Bridges and
Tunnels is informing customers of the toll change on the electronic variable
message signs at the toll plazas and toll rate cards are available to customers
in the cash lanes at each facility. E-ZPass applications are available in the
cash lanes, or visit www.ezpassny.com.

For further information go to the MTA
website: www.mta.info.