Continuing with the press releases that were sent to me, the MTA announces that some New York City Transit & MTA Bus routes will experience reroutes or severe delays due to the United Nations General Assembly. Here are the complete details:
Due to the United Nations General Assembly meeting scheduled from September 22 through October 3, 2008, many streets around the United Nations HQ in Manhattan will be closed to traffic by the New York City Police Department and the Secret Service.
As a result, the following bus routes will be either rerouted and/or experience significant delays in service:
M1, M2, M3, M4, M9, M15, M20, M27, M42, M50, M66, M72, M101, M102, M103 M104
Customers are advised to avoid Manhattan’s east side during the general assembly and to use the subway, where possible. Customers may call our Travel Information Center at 718-330-1234 from 6 a.m. to 10 p.m. daily, or log onto the MTA’s website to use Trip Planner to plan their trips. Customers with web enabled phones or PDA’s can use our Trip Planner On-the-Go! by clicking here; in addition to planning their trips, Blackberry users can download the free icon for one touch access to the service.
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