DOT & MTA Hope To Ease Holiday Gridlock

This past Thursday AMNY ran a brief article about the Department Of Transportation (DOT) & the Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA)  implementing an anti-gridlock plan starting later this month. Here is the brief article courtesy of AMNY:

To prevent holiday traffic meltdowns, the Department of Transportation and the MTA will implement an anti-gridlock plan later this month, officials announced Thursday.

The agencies are asking commuters to hop out of their cars and use mass transit on the following dates: Nov. 16, 21, 28 and Dec. 7, 13, 14, 19, 20 and 21.

To accommodate extra straphangers, New York City Transit is ramping up service on Thanksgiving on the No. 1 train and 42nd Street shuttle for riders heading to the parade.

Additional service on the E, F, Q, and Nos. 1, 3, 4 and 6 lines also will be running on weekends between Dec. 8 and 23. Weekend subway construction and upgrade work will be scaled back during the holidays.

The Metropolitan Transportation Authority is also offering MetroCard deals for specific events. For more details check

And as a present to history buffs, vintage trains will roll on some lines from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Sundays in December. Transit officials said details will be released later.

Leave it to these two agencies to announce that a plan will be announced later. What a waste……… although the vintage train appearances should be a welcome site to many railfans such as myself.

xoxo Transit Blogger

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