Vehicle Escorts

PSD Escort Procedures

  • There are no escorts performed Monday through Friday between 7:30 AM and 9 AM or 2 PM and 4 PM due to school bus detail.
  • Escorts are necessary for any vehicle longer that 40ft, wide loads, large construction vehicles, and any vehicle that cannot hold a single lane when utilizing the ramp.
  • The driver of the vehicle is to call the PSD desk at 212-832-4545 when approaching the Roosevelt Island Bridge. He/she will be instructed to proceed to the safety zone at the top of the ramp and wait there until a PSD vehicle arrives to escort them safely down the ramp.
  • Drivers should keep in mind that if there is an emergency they will be asked to patiently wait and will be assisted as soon as possible. Under no circumstance should a driver attempt to proceed down the ramp without a PSD escort. Failure to adhere to the escort procedure will result in the driver being summonsed.