NEWS

News Advisory: Mount Vernon's First Energy-Efficient Traffic and Pedestrian Signals

August 8, 2005

City of Mount Vernon Mayor Ernest Davis along with other officials from the City of Mount Vernon and the New York Power Authority (NYPA) are scheduled to be present as the first energy-efficient traffic and pedestrian signals are installed at the intersection of North 5th Avenue and Stevens Avenue on Tuesday, Aug. 9 at 10:00 a.m. Representatives from Verde Electric Corporation of Mount Vernon, the firm which will be doing the installation work, will also be present.

New signals will be installed city-wide over the next several weeks. The signals have a longer operating life, lower maintenance costs, and consume significantly less electricity.

WHAT:            Installation of first energy-efficient traffic and pedestrian count-down signals in the
                      City of Mount Vernon

WHEN:            Tuesday, August 9, 10 a.m.

WHERE:          Intersection of North 5th Avenue and Stevens Avenue, Mount Vernon

CONTACT:     Connie Cullen, New York Power Authority,
                      914-390-8196,