County Executive Andy Spano today said commuters who depend on New York City’s transit system can carpool using one of seven temporary park and ride lots that the county will open in the event of a New York City transit strike later this week. “Since New York City will prohibit cars with less than four people from going below 96th Street in Manhattan, carpooling may become a necessity,” said Spano.
“We hope that the strike will not happen. But if it does, we will open these seven lots and keep them lit and cleared of snow for carpoolers. We are in close contact with NYC and will keep our commuters informed of any developments.” In the Croton-on-Hudson area, commuters who need to find three other carpoolers can call MetroPool at 1-800-FIND-RIDE.
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Besides carpooling, commuters may choose to take Metro-North trains into Manhattan and then either walk or take a taxi. The Bee-Line bus will continue to run on a regular schedule and many bus routes either operate directly or close to a Metro-North station. Commuters may also choose to park at the Saxon Woods Park park-and-ride lot and ride the Bee-Line bus to the White Plains or Mamaroneck train stations or park at the FDR State Park park-and-ride lot for direct bus service to the White Plains train station. Commuters can call the Bee-Line System at (914) 813-7777 for detailed travel planning information.
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