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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Press Release #06-69

Contact: Kay Sarlin (212) 442-7033
Ted Timbers

DOT Announces Holiday Traffic Mitigation Plan to Go into Effect Friday, November 17th, 2006

New York City Department of Transportation Commissioner Iris Weinshall today announced the 2006 Holiday Traffic Mitigation Plan. The Holiday Traffic Plan is put into effect each year to address the unusually heavy vehicular traffic associated with the holiday season (beginning the Friday before Thanksgiving and ending the Sunday after New Year's Day). To make holiday travel as smooth as possible, City officials, in coordination with regional transportation partners, have developed a series of initiatives designed to encourage mass transit use and facilitate vehicular travel in and around the City.

"There is nothing better than New York City during the holidays and each year we take steps to help make room for the many people that want to enjoy our City's attractions," said Department of Transportation Commissioner Iris Weinshall. "This plan is put into place to handle the additional traffic that the holiday season brings."

For more information about the holiday plan, including mass transit links and special holiday schedules provided by various agencies such as the Metropolitan Transportation Authority, New Jersey Transit and the Port Authority, visit nyc.gov/dot.

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