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  • Originally posted by Anti-crime View Post
    Correct.

    So what happens to the thousands of us that paid for the exam? How do we get refunds? I'm not in the habit of giving the MTA money for no reason.

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    • Originally posted by WILLDOGS View Post

      Correct.

      So what happens to the thousands of us that paid for the exam? How do we get refunds? I'm not in the habit of giving the MTA money for no reason.
      Hi WILLDOGS, We all could try emailing MTA exam unit for a refund

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      • Originally posted by WILLDOGS View Post

        Correct.

        So what happens to the thousands of us that paid for the exam? How do we get refunds? I'm not in the habit of giving the MTA money for no reason.
        You already did... Kiss that $$$ bye-bye.
        Now go home and get your shine box!

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        • Update..according to my friend in my NG unit whose father is a BTO, all the unfortunate news we heard is true. They won't need new BTOs because of the automated crossings. State Troopers will take over the LE aspect and this job will be phased out, most likely in the next 5-10 years.

          The ONLY positive is that there IS a class action lawsuit pending since they never established the list and don't plan to hire from it, so we should be getting our money back..eventually. Sorry to confirm the bad news we were hoping wasn't true but there are many other options, many of which pay more. If I find out any info on the suit, I'll post it here but we will most likely receive something in the mail asking if we want to be a part of the suit.

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          • Someone please explain why State Troopers would take over the BTO spots. The parent agency, MTA, already has its own police force which could easily do the job.

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            • I thought it sounded odd too but I'm just relaying what I was told from a credible source. It would make sense if MTA is giving up the LE aspect of the crossings. Ultimately, using MTAPD would still be MTA resources. Maybe that's the reasoning.

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              • These agencies are very territorial. Ceding LE at their crossings would impact the MTA's ability to control them. Right now policy is set by the TBTA. If NYSP takes over, they will not be governed by TBTA procedures.

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                • Good afternoon all, instead of putting info out there gathered from a friend of my brothers who's uncles cousin is on the job, I'll just give you the straight scoop.

                  Troopers are not taking over Bridges & Tunnels. They are here due to the Cuomo/deBlasio ****ing contest. TBTA facilities are state jurisdiction. They are playing a support role with some of the behind the scenes stuff that is going on.

                  Bridge and Tunnel Officers are not being phased out. Headcount probably cut, but the job is not being eliminated. A more active and expanded role in law enforcement and other endeavors. Test has not been certified due to the agency looking to see how many retirements will occur when the new open road tolling project goes into effect. If the numbers get too low for their liking then they will have to certify the test and thus hire off of it.

                  In short, I wish they would hire just to get some new blood on this job. Maybe there will be some hope for that once all is set and done. As Dinosaur said, TBTA is very territorial.....they will not cede control to an outside agency dropping a line into their pond.

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                  • Heavy NYS Trooper and National Guard presence today along side TBTA at the Crossbay Bridge crossing.

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                    • I hope you realize that these "heavy presence" displays are just smoke and mirrors for the general population.

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                      • Originally posted by NoHwyAvailable View Post
                        Good afternoon all, instead of putting info out there gathered from a friend of my brothers who's uncles cousin is on the job, I'll just give you the straight scoop.

                        Troopers are not taking over Bridges & Tunnels. They are here due to the Cuomo/deBlasio ****ing contest. TBTA facilities are state jurisdiction. They are playing a support role with some of the behind the scenes stuff that is going on.

                        Bridge and Tunnel Officers are not being phased out. Headcount probably cut, but the job is not being eliminated. A more active and expanded role in law enforcement and other endeavors. Test has not been certified due to the agency looking to see how many retirements will occur when the new open road tolling project goes into effect. If the numbers get too low for their liking then they will have to certify the test and thus hire off of it.

                        In short, I wish they would hire just to get some new blood on this job. Maybe there will be some hope for that once all is set and done. As Dinosaur said, TBTA is very territorial.....they will not cede control to an outside agency dropping a line into their pond.
                        State Troopers just took over the crossings. Current BTOs will keep their jobs and will be hired by NYSP.

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                        • excuse my skepticism but do you have a source for that which you can post

                          I find the "hired by the NYSP part" a bit hard to believe. Didn't TBTA just recently get a six month academy and PT standards? Would all the BTOs need to go through the full SP academy? Take the SP poly?

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                          • They're still promoting through the ranks eventually something is going to happen with this exam as far as hiring goes.
                            Job Information

                            Resume Due Date: December 13, 2016

                            Functional Job Title: Bridge and Tunnel Captain

                            Department/Division: Operations

                            Work Location: Various
                            Compensation

                            Earnings Potential: $120,931

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                            • Looks like Cuomo is taking the next step in terms of making it seem like the NY State Police are all over NYC in his battle with the mayor. Painting TBTA cars to resemble state police cars now so that normal folk think there are more Troopers around. Similar to what Bloomberg did with School Safety and Traffic cars to make it seem like there are more police.

                              http://i.imgur.com/mAod6rs.jpg

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                              • Originally posted by CloudPuncher View Post
                                Update..according to my friend in my NG unit whose father is a BTO, all the unfortunate news we heard is true. They won't need new BTOs because of the automated crossings. State Troopers will take over the LE aspect and this job will be phased out, most likely in the next 5-10 years.
                                State Troopers just took over the crossings. Current BTOs will keep their jobs and will be hired by NYSP.
                                I'm confused, which is it? Is my job being phased out in the next 5 to 10 years or am I now being transferred to the State Police? Even more confusing will be my commute to work tomorrow......I don't know if I should go to a bridge or the trooper barracks....please, enlighten me some more....

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