Thursday, November 1, 2012

Free Shuttle Buses Between Brooklyn and Manhattan Today and Friday

Good old Governor Andrew Cuomo announced that the MTA's subway, bus and commuter rail services in New York City will be free for today and tomorrow, to encourage the use of mass transit after Hurricane Sandy.

Streets have been unbelievably clogged with non-moving vehicles, and the Governor decided this has to stop.

“The gridlock we experienced yesterday shows that the New York metropolitan region is in a transportation emergency,” he said.

While there will some subway service between Downtown Brooklyn and other parts of Brooklyn, there is no subway service between Manhattan and Brooklyn.

Instead, shuttle buses will operate from Jay St-MetroTech, Atlantic Ave-Barclays Center in Downtown Brooklyn and Hewes St in Williamsburg to 57th St & Lexington Ave via 3rd Ave.

Subway service will also operate from the Bronx, Queens and Upper Manhattan to Midtown and from Queens to Downtown Brooklyn.

The free service will also allow for free rides on Long Island Rail Road, and Metro-North Railroad. (Also Access-a-Ride.)

More details from MTA here.

More details about the truncated subway lines here.

Go to McBrooklyn's HOME PAGE.

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