Lastly, here is the latest info for tomorrow’s commute in relation to NYC Transit:
The round the clock efforts of NYC Transit work crews have restored full service to the Rockaways and West End Line trains are expected to begin service again this evening. Work on the Canarsie Line is progressing to the point where we plan to resume full service by late morning Wednesday.
Work on the Brighton Line, Sea Beach Line and Franklin Ave Shuttle continues in the effort to restore service as quickly as possible. Wind driven snow drifts in excess of three to four feet in these locations have made it necessary to dig out the tracks by hand even before mechanical snow removal equipment can be deployed.
Bus service in the region remains severely affected. Limited-Stop bus service remains suspended. Very limited local and express service is operating with serious delays, and suspensions in service especially in Southern Brooklyn, Staten Island and Queens.
In addition, some routes have been shortened due to street conditions. Those conditions are being evaluated on a route by route basis. We will only restore service where we can safely do so. Due to conditions buses may not be able to pull directly into bus stops. Use caution boarding and alighting and do not run for buses.
With the utter ineptitude showed by the city in their storm cleanup efforts, I fully expect it to be a few days before bus service is back to normal.
Many of the outer boroughs have the majority of their streets nearly impassible. When the biggest thoroughfares in boroughs have barely been plowed, you can’t expect the rest of the streets to have been.
It is a shame that millions of residents are getting the royal shaft from the city in terms of proper cleanup. Hopefully things will get back to normal soon for the sanity of everyone.
xoxo Transit Blogger