MTA Evening Service Update

Sorry for not getting to this sooner but I was outside my house shoveling my driveway & street. Anyhow, while I was doing that, the MTA sent me a press release with their plans for service during the evening rush hour. Here are the details:

The Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) announced this afternoon that service for the evening rush hour would be normal or near normal on subways, most bus routes, and most bridges and tunnels.

The MTA is monitoring weather carefully and will keep customers updated via its website, and email and text message service alerts. The MTA intends to update the news media in time for 10 p.m. newscasts with information on tomorrow morning’s rush hour.

Changes to normal rush-hour service this evening are as follows:

BUSES: Limited-stop buses are making all local stops throughout the day. Service on some local and express buses may be impacted by the adverse roadway conditions. Bus customers are reminded to leave extra time for travel.

COMMUTER RAILROADS: To accommodate changes to normal weekday travel patterns, Long Island Rail Road and Metro-North Railroad are operating on special schedules and reduced evening rush hour service. Both railroads recorded about 40% reductions in inbound rush-hour travel, and offered increased afternoon service prior to 4 p.m. Customers should visit to find details about the special schedules in effect today.

BRIDGES AND TUNNELS: Traffic is lighter than normal and moving well at all seven MTA bridges and both tunnels. 30-mile-per-hour winds at the Throgs Neck Bridge and the Bronx-Whitestone Bridge have triggered Phase I wind restrictions, which require customers to reduce speed. The lower level of the Verrazano-Narrows Bridge is closed in both directions as a result of weather conditions but traffic is moving well on the upper level.

Customers are asked to avoid running to catch a train or a bus, to leave extra time for travel to and from stations and bus stops, and to take extra care when walking on platforms, stairs, escalators and sidewalks.

Stay safe out there during the storm. If you do not have to be outside, stay home!

xoxo Transit Blogger

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