Thruway Authority, Canal Corporation increase web, social media presence

ALBANY, N.Y. — New York State Thruway Authority and Canal
Corporation Chairman Howard P. Milstein today announced.

The launch of official Thruway Facebook and Twitter pages,
as well as a mobile version of the Thruway website adapted for smart phone
users, was announce Friday.

The Thruway introduced a twitter account, @ThruwayTraffic, with real-time
traffic alerts, or TRANSalerts, last year. Canal Corporation Facebook and Twitter
pages were also launched last year.

“The new mobile version of our website will help to ease
motorists' trips on the New York Thruway by making real time information more
accessible on smart phones and our Twitter feeds and Facebook page will enhance
their travels,” said Chairman Milstein. “The New York Thruway is one of the
nation's premier superhighways, and we continue to find ways to provide the
best possible traveling experience for our customers.”

The mobile version of the Thruway website was designed and
implemented internally as part of the Thruway's commitment to provide motorists
with as much information as possible.  The site offers Thruway customers a
condensed, user-friendly way to check traffic conditions, view traffic cameras,
calculate tolls, and find the nearest travel plaza, exit, or location where
E-ZPass is sold.  

Thruway Authority and Canal Corporation Facebook and Twitter
pages will include press releases, photos, and other useful information that
will be posted for easy access by those who ‘Like' or ‘Follow' the pages. A separate
Thruway Twitter account @ThruwayTraffic
posts all traffic alerts, or TRANSalerts, in real time.

To access the pages, visit:

Facebook

NYS
Thruway Authority

NYS
Canal Corporation

Twitter

@NYSThruway8790

@NYSCanalCorp

@ThruwayTraffic

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