GOVERNOR CUOMO ADDS THE THROGS NECK AND BRONX-WHITESTONE BRIDGES TO LIST OF BRIDGES WITH TOLL SUSPENSIONS
Governor Andrew M. Cuomo tonight announced the MTA will add the Throgs Neck and the Bronx-Whitestone bridges to the list of bridges with toll suspensions. Earlier, Governor Cuomo announced that in order to facilitate the mandatory evacuation of residents living in low-lying Zone A areas and the Rockaways, the Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) will suspend certain fares and tolls.
The fare and toll suspension is effective in the following areas:
· Tolls are already suspended at the Cross Bay Veterans Memorial Bridge and the Marine Parkway-Gil Hodges Memorial Bridge.
· Starting at 8:00 PM today, the following changes will go into effect:
o Tolls will be suspended on the Verrazano-Narrows Bridge, Throgs Neck Bridge and Bronx-Whitestone Bridge.
o Fares will be suspended on buses throughout the city.
o Fares will be suspended for subway and rail passengers at stations in the mandatory evacuation area.